Senate President Bukola Saraki have reacted to the recent seizure of his residential houses by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described the investigation as mischievous.
“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.”
The EFCC had seized 3 houses belonging to the senate president located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald road saying it is investigating Saraki’s earning as kwara state governor between 2003 to 2011.