Bukola Saraki recovers houses forfeited to FG
A former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has recovered two houses in Ilorin which were confiscated by the federal government after a court quashed its order which temporarily forfeited the properties to the government.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ruled that the houses should be released to Saraki, The Nation reported.
A former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has recovered two houses which were temporarily confiscated by the FG. Photo credits: Nigerian Senate
Justice Rilwan Aikawa who delivered the judgment stated that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to provide satisfactory explanation about the origin of the properties.
According to the judge, the anti-graft commission did not provide sufficient bases why the court should grant permanent forfeiture order on the properties.
Legit.ng recalls that in 2019, the court granted an order for the interim forfeiture of the houses after the EFCC alleged that Saraki acquired the properties with proceeds of fraud