Court orders EFCC to release houses seized from senator Saraki

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissio, EFCC to return two houses seized from the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki to him.

Court orders EFCC to release houses seized from senator Saraki

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Justice Rilwan Aikawa while delivering judgement on an application by the EFCC to permanently forfeit the houses to the Federal Government, asked the anti-graft agency to return the properties to Saraki.

EFCC secured a temporary forfeiture of two houses at Plots №10 and №11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State in December, 2019, on the basis that the houses were acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities allegedly perpetrated by Saraki while he was Kwara State Governor.

However, the former Senate President has resisted attempts by the EFCC to convert the interim forfeiture order to a permanent one.

This according to ThePunch led to the discharge of the temporary forfeiture order on Thursday by Justice Aikawa.

The Judge said there was no sufficient basis for the EFCC application.

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