Court Orders Forfeiture Of Saraki's Ilorin Houses (Read Details)

The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Monday has reportedly secured an order of the Federal High Court in Lagos over the forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State, belongs to a former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki.

It was reported that a monumental fraud perpetrate happened in the treasury of the Kwara State Government between 2003 to 2011, when Saraki was the head of the state.

The ex parte application filed by the EFCC pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences ’Act No. 14’ in 2006, Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s two properties designated as Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State.

One of the operative of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Olamide Sadiq, disclosed in an affidavit filed in support of the ex parte application that the move for the forfeiture of the houses followed the findings of the commission after investigation and “the report of a committee set up to review sales of Kwara State Government during the reign of 2003 and 2011 government”.

EFCC revealed that Bukola Saraki developed the two properties with proceeds of unlawful activities.

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