Why EFCC should not seize my Ilorin property – Saraki


Bukola Saraki, former president of the Senate, has spoken about moves by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize his house in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Herald gathered that Saraki alleged that the anti-graft commission filed a process at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, November 27, praying for an interim order for the forfeiture the property.

A statement released by Yusuph Olaniyonu,  Saraki’s spokesperson, claimed that the EFCC’s alleged move is illegal just as he explained that an Abuja Federal High Court had restrained the commission from seizing his properties.

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The EFCC is probing Saraki for allegedly withdrawing over N12 billion cash from the account of the Kwara government while serving as governor of the state between 2003 and 2011.

Former president of the Senate said: “We will like to put it on record that the Ilorin home of Dr. Saraki was built after he left office as Governor and came about through his lawful pensions and personal fund. The application for forfeiture of this property therefore amounts to witch-hunt, abuse of power and miscarriage of justice.”

The former Senate president expressed readiness to face the anti-graft commission in court over the new development.

On his part, Kwara ex-governor’s spokesperson, claimed that his principal built the Ilorin house which the commission wants to seize after he left office as governor.

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