Saraki denies links with Hushpuppi,blames APC govt for excessive crime rates
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied any link with suspected cyber crime criminal, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
He described the allegation of the All Progressives Congress(APC) linking him with Hushpuppi as irresponsible and reckless cheap politics.
Hushpuppi was recently arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States over alleged involvement in money-laundering and cyber crimes.
The APC, in a statement on Saturday, accused Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Speaker Yabuku Dogara, Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye of having ties with the suspected cyber criminal.
Saraki, in a statement in Abuja by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he has no form of association with Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any way.
He said: “The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with suspicion by the international community.
“This is because when these cyber-crime suspects were operating freely and openly displaying wealth, the APC saw nothing bad in their activities.