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EFCC Speaks On Seizing Saraki’s Houses In Lagos

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said it was not aware of alleged seal-off of houses belonging Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, told NAN in Abuja on Monday that his office was unaware of the issue.

“I have not been briefed; so, I don’t have any information on it,” he said.

The alleged sealed property are multiple residential houses located in highbrow Ikoyi, Lagos.

Saraki had recently come under pressure from the anti-graft agency.

The EFCC had confirmed reports that it had opened a fresh investigation into Saraki’s stewardship as President of the Senate as well as a probe of his earnings as governor of Kwara from 2003 to 2011.

Orilade had in a statement said that EFCC was obligated by law to enthrone probity and accountability in the governance space and had supremely pursued this duty without ill-will or malice against anyone.

“It is in the interest of the public, and for Saraki’s personal good, that he is not only above board, but be seen at all times to be so.

“Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law,’’ he said.

He added that with “indicting petitions and other evidence available to EFCC, even Saraki will agree with the Commission that putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry is the legitimate route to establish his integrity as public servant’’.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.