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Bukola Saraki Recover Houses Forfeited To Federal Government



Bukola Saraki


Erstwhile Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has recovered properties initially forfeited to the Federal Government.

Recall that Saraki had temporarily lost two houses in Ilorin after they were confiscated by the federal government.

However, the Senate President of the eight assembly recovered the houses after a court quashed its order which temporarily forfeited the properties to the government.

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ruled that the houses should be released to Saraki.

Justice Rilwan Aikawa who delivered the judgment stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to provide a satisfactory explanation about the origin of the properties.

According to the judge, the anti-graft commission did not provide sufficient bases for why the court should grant permanent forfeiture order on the properties.

Recall that in 2019, the court granted an order for the interim forfeiture of the houses after the EFCC alleged that Saraki acquired the properties with proceeds of fraud.


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