The Senate president, Bukola Saraki has launched an attack on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the seizure of some of his residential houses located in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
Concise News earlier reported the anti-graft agency launched a fresh probe against the Senate president over allegations of money laundering and on Saturday seized some houses belonging to the Senate President.
The Senate president has maintained that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt and “only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation 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.”
According to PUNCH, the anti-corruption agency seized some houses, located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald road, Ikoyi, Lagos, allegedly purchased by Saraki.