The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized some houses belonging to the Senate President Bukola Saraki’s houses in Lagos.
According to source, the houses located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos belong to the Senate President.
Source also reports that the EFCC decided to place inscriptions and stickers on all the houses because they are not sure about which of the properties actually belong to Saraki.
Recall that the EFCC recently launched a fresh investigation against Saraki over allegation of money laundering. The investigation dates back to 2003, when he was Kwara State Governor.
The anti-graft agency has also written a letter to the Kwara State Government to provide details of Saraki’s earnings, salaries, allowances, and estacodes during his eight years as governor of the state.
You’ll also recall that Dr. Bukola Saraki was the governor of Kwara State between from 2003 to 2011. The Senate President according to reports declared 15a and 15b in his asset declaration form, however, it is believed that some houses on the street also belong to him.
Some of the houses were subject of Saraki’s trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which dismissed the suit against Saraki for lack of evidence.
The houses are said to have been bought by Saraki from the Presidential Implementation Committee for the Sales of Government Property through shell companies.
In his reaction, president of the senate insisted that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt. He said, the properties have been investigated in the past by the commission several times.
Speaking through his media aide, Yusuf Olaniyonu, Saraki said he had never seen a place where someone, who had been declared innocent over a particular issue by the highest court in a country, would still be persecuted over the same issue.
He said: “If you look and check at the addresses of the properties they have marked, they are the same properties that formed the basis of his arraignment before the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the case dragged on to the Supreme Court.
“So, if the highest court in the land had adjudicated and made a pronouncement on an issue, can it be reopened.