Bukola Saraki, the Nigerian Senate President has described the seizure of his houses by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as mischievous and aimed at settling scores.
This came in after EFCC had placed a seize order on some of Saraki’s houses located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Saraki labelled EFCC as witch-hunting him after the agency had taken actions again to investigate his houses which was among the properties in the case that was treated in the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In that case, Saraki was discharged and acquitted of all charges.
Mr Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Sunday, said the agency was only investigating what it had once probed.
“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 statement reads.
In addition “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.
Mr Saraki said the anti-graft agency was only investigating matters that were already settled.
The anti-graft agency has urged the former Kwara state governor not to be shaken “so long as he has no skeletons in his cupboard”.
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