Saraki’s Wife ‘Denounces Nigerian Nationality’ Amid Husband’s Probe By Seychelles

Amid the probe of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over alleged ownership of some offshore assets by the Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), his wife Mrs Toyin Saraki has reportedly denounced her Nigerian citizenship.

The Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is investigating Mr Saraki’s alleged multi-million assets acquisition through offshore shell companies in tax havens following revelations in the controversial 2016 Panama papers investigation.

According to Premium Times, the Senate President’s wife has submitted documents to show that she is a British citizen and not a Nigerian as Seychelles FIU intensifies investigation to find out if she is covering up offshore assets owned by her husband by fronting for him.

The report said in effort to prove her British nationality, Mrs Saraki made her British passport available to the firm which carried out Panama papers investigation, Mossack Fonseca, for onward transfer to Seychelles FIU to aide their investigation.

If found that Mr. Saraki owns assets purchased through a company reportedly registered under his name in Seychelles (Sandon Developments Ltd), it would be a contravention of the country’s code of conduct for public office holders.

The newspaper also reports that in order to conceal her identity as the beneficial owner of the company in question; the Senate President’s wife had previously used one Gudson Limited and Roselle Limited as nominee directors during its registration.

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