Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted after his properties in Lagos we’re seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The properties were seized by the commission’s following investigations into Saraki’s earnings during his time as governor of Kwara state which was between 2003 and 2011.
The investigations has been described by the Senate President as something that “only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation is mischievous.”
A statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser (media and publicity) to Saraki, reads:
“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.”