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Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s Ilorin property

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Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s Ilorin property

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, December 2, 2019 ordered forfeiture of the Ilorin residence of the immediate past Senate President Bukola Saraki.

According to reports, Justice Rilwan Aikawa gave the order citing section 17 of the advance fee fraud and other related offences act 14, 2006 and section 44(2)B of the 1999 Constitution.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented by its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, had applied to the court requesting the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s property.

The property which is located at 1, Abdulkadir street, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State is being requested by the anti-graft commission for forfeiture on the grounds that it was acquired through the proceeds of unlawful activity.

The court ruled that the forfeiture order should be published in a widely-circulated national daily to enable any interested party come to the court to show cause why the property should not be forfeited permanently to the Federal Government.

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