Paradise Papers: Saraki violates Nigerian law again, linked to another firm in offshore tax haven

Bukola Saraki, Senate President
Bukola Saraki, Senate President

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, is in trouble again. On Sunday his name popped up in the global list of infamy exposing some leading world politicians for utilising shell companies in tax havens to either conceal assets, evade tax, or launder funds.

That revelation, which is capable of attracting fresh criminal charges to the politician, came only 18 months after a similar investigation exposed his ownership of at least three secret offshore firms which he used in concealing assets abroad.

The expose also came even as the senator is battling to extricate himself from charges relating to false asset declaration. The matter is now at the Court of Appeal after the Code of Conduct Tribunal acquitted and discharged him.

In the new findings by PREMIUM TIMES and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Mr. Saraki was found to sit on the board of an offshore entity while he was governor and later member of the Nigerian Senate in violation of his country’s code of conduct law.

The politician set up Tenia Limited in the Cayman Islands —a notorious tax haven in the Caribbean— in 2001, and ran it until at least 2015 as director and sole shareholder. It remains unclear what business he transacted with the entity and what asset he might have used it to conceal.

But he failed to list the firm in his assets declaration filings when he was elected governor of Kwara in 2003, in defiance of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. He also didn’t list the company when he was reelected governor in 2007 and when he was elected senator in 2011.

The latest details emerged from a leaked data obtained by German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and ICIJ from two offshore secrecy providers (Appleby and Asiaciti Trust) and 19 secrecy jurisdictions.

The leaked 1.4 terabyte data, now infamously dubbed Paradise Papers, contains 13.4 million records and is no doubt one of the biggest leaks in history.

For a year, more than 380 journalists from 96 media organisations in 67 countries pored over the gigantic data, which cover a period of nearly 70 years, from 1950 to 2016. PREMIUM TIMES is the only Nigerian media organization involved in the investigation.

More than 120 politicians and country leaders, in nearly 50 countries as well as hundreds of business people across the world were identified in the record as users of offshore entities.

The Paradise Papers revelations came 18 months after the PanamaPapers provoked worldwide outrage over the use of shell companies by the world’s political and business elite. There have also been debates about the ethics of using tax havens, where an estimated $32 trillion is believed held in offshore accounts, depriving their originating countries of tax revenues.

Tenia Ltd. was not amongst the hidden family assets of Mr. Saraki that were uncovered in the PanamaPapers, indicating that the Senate President is a serial user of offshore firms located in lenient tax hideouts across the world.

Andrew Stephenson of Discreet Law, a London-based law firm that represents Mr. Saraki, confirmed that the Senate President owned Tenia Ltd., but absolved him of any wrongdoing.

“There’s nothing unlawful in the ownership of offshore companies,” Mr. Stephenson said in response to an ICIJ enquiry, adding that the company had never been active since it was set up.

“We are instructed that Tenia Ltd. has never held any assets, nor has it ever traded or conducted any other business, nor does it have anything to do with the tribunal proceedings in Nigeria,” Mr. Stephenson said.

But when PREMIUM TIMES asked why Mr. Saraki failed to declare the firm to the Code of Conduct Bureau in a follow-up e-mail, Mr. Stephenson said his client needed more time to respond.

The code of conduct law requires a public office holders to declare own assets, as well as those owned by their spouses and children below the age of 18.

In his 2003 declaration, Mr. Saraki listed European and American Trading Company, Tyberry Corporation, Eficaz Ltd., Gensoft, All Africa Media Company, Merrill HHB Fund, Mundernet Fund and Izorch Incorporated as the only eight companies he held substantial or ordinary stockholdings outside Nigeria.

He registered Tenia Ltd. in 2001 with 30 Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos as base. The property on that address was investigated as part of Mr. Saraki’s assets declaration trial, but he said he only rented an office in the building.

Echoes of PanamaPapers

The Paradise Papers documents bear similarities with the publication of Panama Papers in April 2016.

In that Pulitzer-winning investigation, the ICIJ shared internal data of the Panama-based offshore-provider, Mossack Fonseca, obtained by the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, with PREMIUM TIMES and over 100 other media partners in 82 countries.

At least 110 Nigerians were exposed as users of offshore companies in the groundbreaking leak.

The personalities ranged from politicians like Niger State Governor Sani Bello and David Mark to traditional rulers like the late Ooni of Ife Okunade Sijuwade to businessmen Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga and Hakeem Bello-Osagie.

Convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and a Pentecostal preacher, Temitope Joshua, were also exposed.

While Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from office as a result of the revelations about their families’ finances in the #PanamaPapers, no Nigerian politicians identified in the investigation has suffered any consequences for holding undisclosed assets in foreign countries while in office.

PREMIUM TIMES linked several firms to Mr. Saraki based on the trove of 11.5 million documents and reported that the first, Girol Properties Ltd., was registered in the British Virgin Island (BVI) on August 25, 2004 (a year after the politician became governor of Nigeria’s north-central state of Kwara).

The second company, Sandon Development Limited, was registered in Seychelles Island on January 12, 2011 and had Mrs. Saraki and one Babatunde Morakinyo, (a long-term personal aide and friend of Mr. Saraki) as shareholders.

The third hidden company in the name of Mrs. Saraki is Landfield International Developments Ltd., a company registered in the British Virgin Islands on April 8, 2014.

The companies were never disclosed and it turned out Mrs. Saraki was a mere front for her husband.

In July 28, 2015, Mrs Toyin Saraki, who was the first lady of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011, was interrogated by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in relation to awards of contracts during her husband’s tenure as governor.

The EFCC has not taken further actions since her interrogation, and nothing has been heard of the case since then.

Alleged false assets declaration probe

Mr. Saraki, a member of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, emerged Senate President in 2015 after he was re-elected for a second term from Kwara Central Senatorial District.

On September 16, 2015, three months after he became Senate President, the CCB slammed a 13-count charge on him over suspicious false and anticipatory declaration of assets. The charges were later increased to 18 as the trial got underway in 2016.

The charges were, however, quashed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on June 14, 2017, a verdict that irked civic organisations.

The Buhari administration said the ruling had been challenged at the Court of Appeal, but Mr. Saraki maintained his innocence and said he was confident the appeal will also fall apart.


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  • Fadama

    Saraki, always in the news for the wrong reasons.

    • Kayode O. Bello

      @fadama:disqus,

      Bukola Saraki is the proof that the hood does not make the monk.
      He went to school but no education passed through him at all, as he steers on his chosen path –
      as a recidivist kleptocrat without any home training from both parents that stealing nullifies all virtues.
      Since Bukola Saraki had no home training, the society owes him a favour to lock him up lawfully for life.
      He is a danger to himself, and a bad example for his children who may be misled into believing in stealing.

      • Revolutionary Force (R.F)

        @fadama:disqus

        He who says “peace”
        on these set of facts is simply saying “yes” to continuous stealing. It’s now time for
        Nigerian youths to arm themselves as liberation movement and save their country
        from these rogues. Killing about 500,000 treasury thieves in Nigeria is fair price to
        pay for a good country in consequence of that bloody cleansing process. There’s no
        peaceful alternative to Nigeria’s epidemic of thefts; none! Blood must flow to atone
        for broken taboos on this desecrated land. Nigerians must choose to be slaves; or,
        to be free.

      • Omowale Lawrence

        @disqus_lgzj2bIwwG:disqus : I regret
        that it has become impossible to support Muhamadu Buhari. Those of us who
        shouted SAI BABA in the year 2015 are now ashamed of ourselves. We were so
        wrong but we were warned that a leopard cannot change its own skin. Buhari is
        so tribalist, so bigoted on Islamism and so clueless on development policies.

        Corruption
        soars under Buhari and he himself partakes in it, with his latest examples
        being the $35 billion NNPC contracts without the approval of the NNPC board
        and without notice to or consensus of the federal executive council; plus, the
        illegal reinstatement of MAINA as a federal director in the public service,
        against which Buhari was warned face to face on 12th October by the
        Head of Public Service in Nigeria, but which warning Buhari ignored to abet
        corruption.

        Wole Soyinka
        who was with us in the pro-Buhari camp has become deaf and dumb.
        Bola Tinubu on his own part sounds ridiculous by not supporting the result of
        Buhari’s misgovernance but defensively saying there are no vested interests in
        Buhari’s government. Sonala Olumhense has run underground in shame and has
        almost writing. It is a big disgrace. I just hope history will forgive us.

        • 333kojo

          OUR NIGERIAN PRESIDENT WHO LIVED IN LONDON, HOLLOW BE THY NAME,

          THY KINGDOM FALLS, AS SHEER ANARCHY IS NOW LOOSED UPON THE LAND.

  • Tijani

    Premium Times are normally known for better reporting than this. “Violates Nigerian law”??? There is no Nigerian law that stops businessmen from international ownership before they enter politics? Besides, I’m sure I saw that name listed in Saraki’s widely circulated asset declaration.

    With this type of irresponsibly sensational reportage it’s no accident that Nigerian politics mainly attracts lazy wastrels with no history of enterprise, the blanker the better the parochial dullardeen to throw the country into the morass.

    • OGK

      If a business interest is not listed in asset declaration when you became a public official, the law has been broken, and especially by your principal, Saraki.
      PT deserves a huge commendation in the coming of Africans media going by the facts on the ground. You would obviously prefer a cash-and-carry medium like This day, Vanguard etc Al whose proprietors are milking influential Nigerians like Saraki.
      Yes, many Nigerians do not or had no entrepreneurial sense because people like Saraki had used their privileged background to kill that sense.
      Your defence could only wash in your rural, impoverished village where you still treat them as f**king ignoramuses

    • Tola

      What is irresponsible in what was written? Why the fascination towards tax havens and you are the president of the senate? Did Cameron’s father break any law that made the PM to give sober accounts in the House of Commons? So your principal has a history of enterprise having run a bank aground, destroying peoples’ lives and in the forefront of those making Nigeria a huge joke in the comity of nations. You can defend your principal but you have no right to insult Nigerians.

  • Spoken word

    Saraki and thieving go hand in hand.

  • AryLoyds

    Nothing is going to happen to our dear Saraki , even buhari has been battling with his own scandals here at home whith Maina and NNPC . Nigeria is the right country to be a corrupt official and move freely like a king !

    • Veeva Revolution

      @aryloyds:disqus

      Thieves and victims cannot live together in peace and unity inside the same house. That is why Nigeria is falling apart. Only a bloody revolution can save Nigeria from a shattering fall. Anyone who doesn’t want to be a refugee should brace for guns, rifles, revolvers and pistols. All treasury thieves must be brought to justice on the streets.
      All treasury thieves must be laid to rest in perfect peace, along with their wives and children, in staccato of bullets. That is the path to Nigerians’ freedom from treasury thieves. The tree of liberty must now be watered with blood.

      • Tijani

        Hate speech

  • Village Elder

    @aryloyds:disqus

    2019 presidential election: For avoidance of a wretched choice

    An electoral choice
    between Bukola Saraki and others like him is a wretched choice to have on the
    ballot paper in 2019 after Muhamadu Buhari is correctly voted out of office in the
    forthcoming presidential election. Bukola Saraki has recklessly carried on so far in
    the public view like a career criminal, as though he’s born to steal.

    Nigerians must not –
    not be so moronic, again, to wait for both Bola Tinubu and General Olusegun
    Obasanjo to select a candidate for Nigerian voters to merely ratify. Both men
    lack good judgment and should not be in a position to so dictate, except that
    the majority of voters in Nigeria are smelly illiterates without sense or gumption.

    Sensible Nigerians wonder aloud
    why Bukola Saraki clutches a gavel inside the Senate Chambers when he could
    be lawfully locked up in a prison cell on the basis of Panama Papers discoveries
    made by Premium Times in collaboration with the best news-media houses around
    the world. Till date President Buhari simply mopes without spatial consciousness
    as other countries take prompt action to bring those in their countries uncovered
    in the Panama papers to justice as criminal money-launderers.

    • Ndidi

      There are very few “sensible” Nigerians. Also, look at the country: no ELECTRICITY so we can’t even teach ourselves via TV or internet.
      The solution is to Scrap the Senate so that the money saved will be used for the full electrification of Nigeria. This should be our rallying cry. This should be our battle cry.
      We don’t need a Senate. We need only one Legislative House, and as we see our Senate is a Mafia House headed by Saraki. So please, help spread this message, and let OurMumuDonDo also rally around it – Scrap the Senate so that the money saved is used for the full electrification of Nigeria.

      • Nicol A. C

        @disqus_XpiP0PG4kp:disqus

        You people forget something. Did Bukola Saraki come to the Senate with cutlass to force the gate-man
        at the Senate building to open the door? No, he didn’t carry any broken bottle at all. It was the useless
        voters in Kwara central senatorial zone who went to queue in the sun to vote for thief. So, INEC now gave Bukola Saraki something like TICKET to enter inside the Senate. That’s why gate-man opened the door
        for him, not that he stabbed somebody there to break in.

        Number two, did Bukola Saraki take gun inside the Senate to force the Senators there to vote for him
        as their Senate President? No, Bukola Saraki carried no gun at all. He just asked each Senator:
        how much bribe do you want to vote for me?” or something like that, and he paid it.

        So, he became Senate president. What I am saying now is that looking at Bukola Saraki alone as the
        full blown criminal is not the full picture. Look at the full picture of how useless Nigerian people themselves are. That is how you will understand why it became easy for Bukola Saraki to practise slave trade in
        Kwara state and inside Senate chambers.

        • So oju abe niko

          Without prejudice to Saraki and his shenanigans, we really do need to scrap the Nigerian Senate and operate only the HOR with some modification in membership. The HOR should be reconstituted on the basis of equality of states like the Senate. And the regional ratios of HOR constituencies should be fixed forever – that is no adjustment should be made on the basis of population. The NW and SW, the largest regions will lose some power, but there is no perfect system that will satisfy all. And in a highly ethnically divided Nigeria, we can no longer use population as the basis of anything, given that some regions are breeding like rats, while some regions have moderate population growth.

          • newday

            Our !st Republic Parliament was part time & was more productive than the full time one we have now that’s bankrupting the nation.. We need to go back to part time.& members can earn sitting & travel allowances ..

  • Dazmillion

    Is it not Saraki? no surprises here for a man who by now should be in jail. Shows that demented Buhari’s so called war against corruption only exists on the pages of newspapers.

    • Pmantis

      @Dazmillion:disqus

      Muhamadu Buhari has no Wasc/Gce certificate to show anyone that he is not an illiterate.

      • Strait Point

        @Dazmillion:disqus:Muhamadu Buhari is the worst president Nigeria has ever had;

        the least educated, the most dishonest, the most crooked, the worst mentally lazy,
        the most bereft, the most denuded of thought-process, and, the most inarticulate,
        stammering Islamist bigot ever to enter the presidential villa, flying Fulani tribe flag.

        • Whalerolex

          You just called clueless Buhari the most dishonest president Nigeria ever had amongst other things. Where are your facts? I know you are not happy with this man just as I am but let’s base our arguments on facts and not sentiments so people wont see us as deluded.

          Buhari must go come 2019 but who do we vote for as replacement. This is an opportunity to start naming achievers and let’s push these names onto social media. We the people have the power to determine who rules us and thanks for easy access to social media. Guys and girls, we can save Nigeria from these good for nothing crooks

      • Baba

        Continue to suffer your emotional torment over Buhari’s victory. Agony of defeat.

      • ijelejames

        What has this got to do with what is being discussed? Stop hating and face the real problem. This is the reason politicians always take Nigerians for a ride.

    • Alaroye

      @Dazmillion:disqus

      Up till today President Muhamadu Buhari
      has not ordered the recovery of a whopping one trillion and fifty billion Naira
      (1.5 trillion Naira) which federal government auditors found missing or stolen
      by tricks under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi at the Central Bank of Nigeria. No arrest
      has been made and nobody has been charged to court since the year 2015 when
      Buhari was given the result of that audit report.

      I want the
      INTERNATIONALCRIMINAL COURT at The Hague to know that I have no objection if
      they want to come and arrest Muhamadu Buhari over the killing of over 340
      Shiite Muslims in Kaduna all of whom were buried in mass grave. I am not a
      biased person.

      I will not say because I am not a Shiite Muslim I will support genocide.
      I am not that sort of person. Anytime the International Court is ready I have
      no objection to the arrest of Buhari in accordance with the laws of United
      Nations, just like in the case of Charles Taylor. This Buhari we are talking
      about is a curse on Nigeria. Muhamadu Buhari is corrupt and he covers up
      corruption done by mostly Muslim thieves from northern Nigeria. Muhamadu Buhari
      is a staunch believer in free stealing by northern Muslims.

      • Whalerolex

        Another tribalist. This is not the solution to Nigeria’s problem
        Would Buhari be a saint if he also covers up corrupt eastern/yoruba Christians?
        We should condemn the thieves uncovered and those covered regardless

  • Omooba

    HE IS JAMBA PERSONIFIED. TRADEMARK OF ANY ILORIN ADULT. IT RUNS IN THEIR GENE NO MATTER PLACE OF BIRTH OR UPBRINGING.

    • V.Elder

      @disqus_DiPvfe5Qul:disqus

      Bukola Saraki has recklessly carried on so far in the public view like a career criminal,

      as though he was born to steal; and for nothing else besides, as his life ambition on earth.

      • Omo Oloye

        @Dazmillion:disqus

        Can I say something? I just want to say that Nigerian journalists are doing their best to put the information
        out there; but alas, the majority of Nigerians have no head to read, understand and act on the information
        that journalists work so hard to investigate and disseminate.

        Nigerians are rather so primitive they think corruption is just a chat topic over beer and pepper soup;
        to sound off as educated to some extent. Nigerians do not understand why the like of Fidel Castro
        took up arms in a liberation war against the corrupt leadership of his own country – Cuba.

        Today, Nigerians are watching a horror movie called BUKOLA SARAKI AND THE LOOTING OF NIGERIA
        but two years ago, Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) filed affidavit in court as witness
        of Bukola Saraki’s plunder. EFCC said that in a single day Bukola Saraki, whilst sitting as (mis) elected governor of Kwara state, got proxies to make 88 separate deposits into his personal bank account;
        in a single day.

        • Dekpat

          Did your own story make any sense to you? So why didn’t the Efcc have him in jail by now? Or has that ‘bank account’ vanished into thin air! Or may be the man is more powerful than the courts and the Federal government.

  • Timothy

    With all these facts why did the CCT dismiss the case for lack of evidence or presentation by the prosecution? Wellhe is a big man and should not be disgraced by a lower court…it should go all the way to Supreme Court and by then he would have left the country at this pace….what a life, what a country…lets hope the reform going on in the judiciary would salvage the situation. I truly hope so….unless the people of Kwara are ok with it….fine we cant force it on them to demand justice….after all Ibori came back and he was given a heros welcome…for Saraki there would be a monument built for him as remembrance.

    • Sam

      What reform are talking about ? The one to be managed by crooked SANs ? Why do you think justice salami rejected the chairmanship? My bruv don’t get your hopes high…

  • Jacky

    Saraki is like an octopus, a dirty octopus at that. His tentacles are spread across everything fraudulent financial deals. He may be cursed!

    • Ndidi

      Or we are the cursed ones – to allow such a Mafia organized criminal to be our Senate President, thus third in line to be the Nigerian President. And all we do is sidon look.
      No, Nigerians are the cursed ones. Cursed to have corrupt and inept leadership at all levels. Iyabo, Obasanjo’s daughter said it all a few years ago: that Nigeria is ruled by imbeciles. The CURSE is on us and on our children. No matter how we take it, we can’t get away from the obvious evident fact that Nigerians are cursed to have bad leaders.

      • Sam

        Am a Nigerian and am not cursed , the cursed ones are those who vote in corrupt leaders, by selling their votes as well as there conscience.

      • Whalerolex

        You are very correct Mr or Mrs Ndidi.

        • Jon

          Does that beautiful face look like a Mr.?

      • Sanssouci

        I understand ur frustration and agree with you to some extent, but even if the senate is scrapped who do you think will be heading the single legislative house? Same people! and I will be honest with you I don’t believe one bit that money saved from senate will be judiciously used, what percentage are they even getting from the entire budget? You may disagree, but without Saraki’s strong and coordinated leadership in the senate (albeit imperfect) the country would now have been 100% at the mercy of Abba Kyari & the Aso Rock cabal. In such a scenario i promise you that the reinstatement of Maina would have been the least of the outrageous scandals perpetrated. Even the queen of England was fingered in this latest paradise papers and the UK tax office has stated clearly that even though investigations will be carried out, that it is not proof of any wrongdoing whatsoever. Saraki despite his flaws is providing balance to a totally dysfunctional executive.

        • alexis

          Do you think the queen got moist when she was fingered?

  • The Truth

    Nonsense news again from Premium times.We can see them and there brother Sowore of Sahara are still trying there best to discredit Saraki. Sowore should go and pay the money he is owing Saraki. Premium times are making sensation of a company they say he registered before he ever entered government and also based on there own investigation was never used to conduct any business.So where is the crime? Instead of you to focus on the corruption in Lagos state government and what is happening to all the billions lagos makes every month,,yet no good public school or good hospital or affordable housing in the state,you are still chasing Saraki that doesn’t have power to award any executive contract,Ridiculous and bias South West media. Abeg Saraki carry go..make dem dey cry for there sleep jare!

    • S.O.A

      @disqus_8VpsjqhlnE:disqus

      Dapo Olorunyomi at 60

      Dapo Olorunyomi is a decent human being who’s made more correct ethical choices in
      60 years on earth that he’s been faithful to the core thinking in socialist philosophy that
      untrammeled capitalism reduces human happiness by deepening strife and poverty,
      as we are all witnessing today. I have known Dapo Olorunyomi as school mates since
      the 1970s and have found him to be a very honest, consistent, and, faithful person.

      Dapo Olorunyomi will be 60 years on Thursday and i owe a duty to history to write
      this short note to Premium Times – where Dapo Olorunyomi is Chief Executive,
      that history will never forget him. We may have lost battles to thieves so far,
      but we shall win the war soon; and, without a doubt. The moment philosophy
      enters into the consciousness of the people that only a bloody revolution
      can save Nigeria, the war shall be won. Keep well, my worthy mate!
      You’re everything (as polar opposite) Bukola Saraki cannot be.

      • ???????¾

        IS THAT WHY DAPO OLORUNYOMI IS WEARING HIJAB IN THE NEWSROOM,
        IN THE STAFF CANTEEN, IN THE BATHROOM AND TO SLEEP OVERNIGHT FOR 24 HOURS
        NON-STOP – WHICH MAKES HIM UNABLE TO HAVE 180 DEGREE VISION THAT MUHAMADU
        BUHARI IS THE WORST PRESIDENT HAS EVER HAD?

    • Jon

      Please, go and learn when to use “there” and “their.”

    • newday

      Two wrongs don’t make a right.. The long arm of the law should be able to grab Lagos leaders as well as Saraki

    • Dekpat

      Whether the Sahara idiots or ‘premium’ fools hey are all bunch of illiterates and uneducated fools under the name of “journalists”. Every intelligent Nigerian knows that Saraki would disgrace those taking him to court for prosecution – even a year 1 law student! This is a man the whole Federal Government who own the courts failed miserably to implicate. In fact the judge was shocked at the travesty of the case presented before him.
      Now that a transparent court has found the guy not guilty you would expect these fools to see their shame but they are not yet done. The so-called ‘civil organisations’ still clamouring should hang their heads in shame as they are mediocres who simply don’t know their left from right.
      When the Panama papers and the so-called Paradise papers news broke in the West, they were received mainly as a piece of information since people know that many wealthy people are free to use offshore vehicles and have the legal right to minimise their taxes. That is why you haven’t seen any one of them prosecuted except those with criminal intention. Even the Queen of England’s name featured among them.

      • Tijani

        Even their supposedly saintly fake pastor vice president osinbajo operates his affairs through blind trusts, but they will not raise alarm. Dullardeens.

  • thusspokez

    That revelation, which is capable of attracting fresh criminal charges to the politician, came only 18 months after a similar investigation exposed his ownership of at least three secret offshore firms which he used in concealing assets abroad.

    One might liken the pattern of Saraki’s serial offence to a serial paedophile. No matter how long they are jailed or given psychiatric treatment or both, you can be 100% certain that they will re-offend again and again. Saraki’s problem, it might seem, has gone beyond corruption and into the realm of psychiatric disorder.

    • Tijani

      No, the serially unbalanced offenders are those who falsely insist that Saraki is corrupt when the fellow is simply ingeniously wealthy industrious and powerful. I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again, dullardeens prefer their leaders as broke incompetent memo writing thieves.

  • Dekpat

    Paradise Papers: Saraki violates Nigerian law again, linked to another firm in offshore tax haven”
    And how does “being linked to an offshore tax gaven” violates Nigerian law? Even if you don’t know your right from your left you only need to get the required knowledge which is freely available anywhere rather than publishing your vendetta junks. Isn’t it time to examine your heads if the man is that corrupt and has so looted all the money in Nigeria and yer no single evidence has been presented to find him guilty!
    This guy already put you all to shame in the courts and trial that was backed with all the Federal government might. In order not to lose face, they told the people that they are going to appeal. Well, since how many months now? Even a year 1 law student would know better.

    • Tijani

      Tell them! The blinkered bunch of biased dunces

  • Eja

    How can a legislative body that is controlled by a kleptomaniac serve any useful purpose? Obviously Saraki and his fellow travellers in the national assembly will never work to make any laws or, carry out any of their other mandated duties with the idea of justice, right and wrong, or the benefit of the so-called nigerians that they are supposed to be serving at the forefront of their minds. They will only do whatever serves them best, regardless of the cost to the 170million+ other people in nigeria. So, the question now is, for how much longer will the people whose time, resources, and potentials are being wasted by these tiny minority of sociopaths put up with their nonsense?

  • ijelejames

    Saraki is cursed. He cannot control himself and I am very sure he will never stop stealing even if he does not need what he is stealing. Very pathetic.