Federal High Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Ex-Senate President Property

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A Federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday ordered for interim forfeiture of the Ilorin house of the immediate past Senate President Bukola Saraki.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had before now approached the court Presided over by Justice Ridwan Aikawa for an order of interim forfeiture of about N1 billion worth property located at 1, Abdulkadir road, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State on the grounds that it was acquired via the proceeds of unlawful activity.

Ruling on the exparte application filed by EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Oyedipo on Monday, Justice Aikawa ordered the interim forfeiture of the property and said the court order must be published in national Newspapers.

The Judge in addition further stated that any interested parties in the property should show cause while the villa ought to not be forfeited to the Federal Government.

The commission in moving application said its reasonably suspected that the Ex-Nigeria number three citizen built the house with Government’s money and other proceeds of crime.

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