The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed of houses belonging to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Lagos.
Okay Nigeria understands that the properties are located at 15a, 15b and 17, MacDonald Road, in Ikoyi, Lagos.
It can be recalled that the anti-graft agency opened a fresh case against Saraki, a move which the Senate President have described as witch-haunt.
The EFCC are probing Saraki’s activities when he was Governor of Kwara state.
Yusuph Olaniyonu, the spokesman of the Saraki, in a statement confirmed the incident, saying:
“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has marked certain property belonging to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, obviously under the claim that they are subjects of investigation.
“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.
“Also, the case went all the way to the highest court in our country, the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In that case, Dr. Saraki was discharged and acquitted because the courts believe the government has no case.”