The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the interim forfeiture order on a house in Ilorin belonging to former Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
In a statement issued by the party’s spokesperson, Tajudeen Folaranmi Aro, the APC urged the former Senate president to stop hiding under the guise of legal technicalities.
The statement read: “We believe that EFCC has sufficient evidence to show cause why the property should be permanently forfeited to the federal government.
“This imminently should serve as lessons to crop of political actors of Kwara State in the last 16 years who care more about personal interest than that of the state.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos state on Monday ordered for interim forfeiture of a house in Ilorin, Kwara state belonging to former Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
This was contained in a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, Head of media and publicity of the commission, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday.
“The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had approached the court, presided over by Justice Ridwan Aikawa for an order of interim forfeiture of Saraki’s house.
“The house is worth about N1 billion and it is located at No. 1, Abdulkadir street, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State. The claim was on the grounds that the house was acquired through the proceeds of unlawful activity,” Uwujaren said.