Court orders interim forfeiture of two more of Saraki’s houses

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• EFCC’s action is abuse of court process, says Saraki

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the interim forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, belonging to former Senate President Bukola Saraki.

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Justice Rilwan Aikawa made the order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The commission told the court it uncovered monumental fraud perpetrated in the treasury of Kwara State government between 2003 and 2011, when Saraki was the governor.

Based on an ex parte application filed by the EFCC pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act Number 14, 2006, Justice Aikawa ordered the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s two properties on Plots 10 and 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State.

An EFCC operative Olamide Sadiq stated in an affidavit filed in support of the ex parte application that the move for the forfeiture of the houses followed the findings of the EFCC on “the report of a committee set up to review sales of Kwara State government during the reign of the governor of Kwara State in Years 2003 and 2011”.

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