EFCC misled court, Saraki says of forfeited Ikoyi property


Ex – Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to a court judgment ordering the forfeiture of two of his houses in Ikoyi , Lagos State .
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission secured the judgment against Saraki on Monday .
However , taking to his verified Twitter handle @ bukolasaraki later on Monday , the ex – Kwara State governor noted : “My attention has been drawn to an Order granted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos pursuant to an ex – parte application by EFCC.
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“ It is my belief that the judge was misled into granting this Order and was not presented with the full position of the law or the facts .
“ It is my belief that the Court was not informed of a pending Order of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja restraining EFCC from taking any steps regarding the seizure of the property in question pending the determination of a suit filed before that Court .
“ I also believe that the Court was not made aware that the property in question formed part of the judgment of the Court given on July 6 , 2018 where the Supreme Court declared that the source of funds for the purchase of the property was not illicit as claimed by the prosecution .
“ The Supreme Court specifically referred to No 17 a McDonald Road , Ikoyi on pages 12 , 13 and 26 of its judgment upholding the no- case submission made before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
“ I am confident that once these facts and the declaration of the Supreme Court are brought before the Court , this Order will be vacated .
“ My lawyers will be approaching the Court immediately to achieve this . ”


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