Court orders forfeiture of ex-Senate president, Saraki’s 2 Ikoyi properties

A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State and belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to the Federal Government.

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had, in an ex-parte application filed by the Commission’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Omewa approached the court seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties, located at No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, alleging that they were acquired through proceeds of unlawful activities.

However, in a swift reaction, Bukola Saraki said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, misled Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos into granting an order

The ex-Senate president, in series of tweets on Monday evening, said, “It is my believe that the Judge was misled into granting this order and was not presented with the full position of the law or the facts.

“I am confident that once these facts and the declaration of the Supreme Court are brought before the Court, this order will be vacated. My lawyers will be approaching the court immediately to achieve this”, he asserted.

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