Saraki Kicks against Seizure of his Properties by EFCC
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has kicked against seizure of his properties by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Saraki in a statement issued through his media aide said that seizure of his properties by anti-graft agency reinforced his earlier position that the current investigation by EFCC is mischievous.
A statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser (media and publicity) 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.
“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.”