Police Seek Toyin Saraki Over Another Alleged N4B Loan Fraud
… Former Kwara First Lady Denies Charge
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, (THEWILL) – A few hours after the Nigerian Police went public with its plan to arrest Senator Bukola Saraki over his alleged role in a N21 billion bank loan scam, a local newspaper has reported that the police also wants to question his wife, Mrs. Toyin Saraki nee Ojora over an alleged N4 billion loan bank fraud perpetrated at Access Bank Plc.
Billionaire Aliko Dangote, who is very close to Bukola, mainly controls Access Bank Plc, a bank that has been tainted with series of fraudulent and unethical dealings.
Confirming the report, one police source Saturday told THEWILL that the Police believe that Mrs. Toyin Saraki used a company called Daltrade Limited to fraudulently obtain the loan from Access Bank Plc.
The source said just like her husband, Mrs Saraki used an aide as front for the company. The source declined to give further details.
But Mrs. Saraki in a personal release on Saturday has denied ownership of the company saying, the charge is an attempt to soil her good name, as she has not had any financial dealings with Access Bank Plc nor ever heard of Daltrade Limited.
She said no law enforcement agency has contacted her concerning the matter.
“She holds no bank accounts with Access Bank and has never heard of Messrs Daltrade Ltd before and therefore questions whether this may pertain to issues of unlawful impersonation and fraudulent misrepresentation.
“To this end, Mrs Saraki’s Office issues this notice of caution regarding any attempts to sully her good name and reputation by association with such matters, while assuring the Nigerian Police Force and SFU of her assured cooperation in any proposed efforts to thoroughly investigate why her name should be associated with such…” the release signed on her behalf by Lore Dada said.