Senate President reacts to EFCC seizing his houses in Lagos

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Senate president, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the news of Nigeria’s anti graft agency EFCC seizing his houses in Lagos state.

The senate president tagged the event uncalled for has fresh allegation are against him over money laundering which led to the Saturday houses seizure.

According to the statement released by senate president’s special adviser (media and publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu to the Senate president, read: “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.

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“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.”

According to PUNCH, the anti-corruption agency seized some houses, located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald road, Ikoyi, Lagos, allegedly purchased by Saraki.