EFCC Is Ready To Deal With Bukola Saraki
Previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has raised the alert that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had recorded a crisp procedure in the Federal High Court, Lagos, looking for a between time request for the relinquishment of his home in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Saraki said this in an announcement by his media assistant, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
“Just like the previous one, which the anti-graft agency made by filing a similar order in the same court on Saraki’s Ikoyi House, it is a clear abuse of the court process.
All binding court orders must be obeyed. Nobody, irrespective of his or her position, will be allowed to toy with court judgments.
Again, instead of the EFCC consolidating its cases by joining the new application with the old one it earlier filed through which the commission got an interim order of forfeiture, which is already being challenged by Dr Saraki at the Federal High Court, Lagos, it decided to proliferate litigation by filing a fresh matter, all in an attempt to embarrass the former Senate President and ignore an existing order.
“The commission was engaging in this rigmarole in order to ensure it has different cases before different judges against the same person”
He kept up that the activity of the EFCC was in opposition to the announcement of the country’s most noteworthy positioning legal official, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed.
Saraki said he was amazed that the EFCC, “which prides itself as an organization that is based on the standard of law, has chosen to overlook the current request of the Federal High Court, Abuja”
The court, as per him, had “controlled the respondents (EFCC) without anyone else’s input, subordinates, specialists, workers, or privies howsoever, from seizing, appropriating, dominating, reallocating or generally relinquishing the candidate’s (Saraki) right to and calmly appreciate any of his benefits and properties.”