The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has reportedly sealed off some of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s houses in Lagos.
The houses, which are located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are reported to belong to the Senate President.
However, the EFCC was said to be uncertain which of the properties actually belong to Saraki and then made the decision to seal off all of them, by placing stickers on the gates.
In his reaction, Saraki insisted that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt.
According to him, the properties have been investigated in the past by the commission several times.
A statement by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu said:
“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has marked certain property belonging to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, obviously under the claim that they are subject of investigation.
“The action of the EFCC only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation is mischievous, contrary to the tenets of the rule of law and only aimed at settling scores. This position is founded on the fact that these same buildings were the subject of earlier investigations by the EFCC as well as the case initiated by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
“Also, the case went all the way to the highest court in our country, the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In that case, Saraki was discharged and acquitted because the courts believe the government has no case.”