Tuesday, 3 December 2019

See Why Court Orders Forfeiture Of Ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki’s Ilorin Houses

Olubukola Abubakar Saraki (born 19 December 1962) is a former President of Nigeria's Senate and Governor of Kwara State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011. He lost the senatorial seat in the 2019 election.
Sibling: Gbemisola Saraki-Forowa.
Born: 19 December 1962.
Spouse: Toyin Saraki.

Bukola Saraki - Wikipedia


Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the Federal government
According to the EFCC who dragged Saraki before the court. the properties located at Plots 10 and 11 Abdulkadir Road GRA Ilorin, Kwara, are proceeds from Saraki’s illegal activities while he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented by its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that it uncovered monumental fraud perpetrated in the treasury of the Kwara State Government when Saraki was governor.
Justice Rilwan Aikawa while giving the order for the temporary forfeiture, cited section 17 of the advance fee fraud and other related offenses act 14, 2006 and section 44(2)B of the 1999 Constitution.
He ruled that the forfeiture order should be published in a widely-circulated national daily to enable any interested party to come to the court to showcase why the property should not be forfeited permanently to the Federal Government.
He adjourned the case until December 17th for further hearing.

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