Tears As Federal High Court Fixes Date To Pass Heavy Judgement Against Bukola Saraki

By Post-Nigeria: November 7, 2019 20:49

Tears As Federal High Court Fixes Date To Pass Heavy Judgement Against Bukola Saraki

Justice Mohammed Liman, sitting at the Federal High Court, in Lagos, has on Thursday, fixed December 5, to entertain arguments on whether or not 2 Ikoyi houses belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, should be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

At the resumed proceedings today, the EFCC Lawyer, Abdullahi Idris, told the Judge that the order was published in The Nation newspaper, as ordered by the Judge.

The court had on October 21, ordered for the temporary forfeiture of the houses, “lying and known as No. 17A, McDonald Road, Ikoyi”, to the Federal Government.
The Judge ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to publish the temporary forfeiture order in a national newspaper.

While adjourning the case, he said that anyone interested in the houses should appear before him, to show cause why they should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.
The EFCC had told the Judge, that it reasonably suspected that the properties were acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities.
It alleged in a supporting affidavit, that Saraki, who served two terms as Kwara State Governor, between 2003 and 2011, “withdrew over N12 billion cash from the account of the Kwara State Government, and paid same into his accounts domiciled in Access and Zenith Banks, through one of his Personal Assistants, Abdul Adama, at different intervals”.