Court dismisses EFCC’s move seeking final forfeiture of Saraki’s properties

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  seeking the final forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State, belonging to a former Senate President, Dr Bukola  Saraki.

In his ruling delivered on Thursday, Justice Rilwan Aikawa held that the contention of the EFCC that the property was acquired with illegal funds was based on mere suspicion. He stated that the evidence placed before the court was to the effect that the property was substantially financed with money paid to Saraki as a former governor, in line with the Kwara State Governor and Deputy Governor Payment of Pension Law.

The pension law provides that a…



Source: Nigerian Tribune