A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, Monday orders for forfeiture of Saraki’s houses, two properties situated in Ikoyi region of Lagos State having a place with the prompt past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the Federal Government.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in an ex parte application documented by the Commission’s Lawyer Nnaemeka Omewa moved toward the Court, looking for a request for interval relinquishment of the properties situated at No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, charging that they were obtained through continues of unlawful exercises.
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The counter unite representative, Wilson Uwujaren, unveiled this in an announcement in Abuja on Monday.
He stated, some portion of the reliefs looked for by the EFCC included ” A request for this fair Court relinquishing to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances arrange, lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State found and recouped from the respondent which property is sensibly suspected to have been obtained with continues of unlawful movement.
“The Commission in supporting oaths, asserted that the previous Senate President gained the two properties with continues of unlawful movement; that while filling in as legislative head of Kwara State, he pulled back more than twelve billion money from the record of the Kwara Government and paid same into his records domiciled in Access and Zenith Banks through one of his own right hand, Abdul Adama, at various interims.”
In his decision, Justice Mohammed Liman, requested the between time relinquishment of the two properties.
He likewise trained that the EFCC ought to distribute the request in a national paper inside fourteen days, for anybody with enthusiasm for the properties to show cause, why they ought not be at long last relinquished to the Federal Government.
Forfeiture of Saraki’s houses by the Federal government