President of Senate, Bukola Saraki has frowned upon the seizure of his houses by the EFCC. The said houses are located at Nos. 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Saraki in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Yusuf Olaniyonu said the act of seizing his houses was nothing but witch-hunting aimed at settling political scores.
Saraki argued that in time past, the EFCC had brought a petition against him on the said matter, a matter that went up to the Supreme Court, and he was cleared by the court.
The statement reads in part,
“The action of the EFCC only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation is mischievous, contrary to the tenets of the rule of law and only aimed at settling scores. This position is founded on the fact that these same buildings were the subject of earlier investigations by the EFCC as well as the case initiated by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.”
Continuing, the statement reads,
“Also, the case went all the way to the highest court in our country, the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In that case, Saraki was discharged and acquitted because the courts believe the government has no case.”
The EFCC equally said it was going to investigate all remunerations received by the Senate president during his time as governor of Kwara State from 2003-2011.