Saraki Diverted N10b From Kwara, EFCC Tells Court


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told the Federal High Court that the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, diverted not less than N10 billion belonging to Kwara State.

The EFCC on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the former senate president diverted the sum in monthly tranches of N100 million between 2003 and 2011 while he was Kwara State governor.

According to the anti-graft agency, Saraki spent N1.09 billion out of the N10b Federal allocation to build two houses in Ilorin.

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However, Saraki denied the allegations through his counsel, Kehinde Ogunwunmiju (SAN) and opposed the prayer for forfeiture.

Rotimi Oyedepo, Counsel to the EFCC had prayed Justice Rilwan Aikawa to forfeit the houses to the Federal Government.

Oyedepo also insisted that interim forfeiture order obtained by the EFCC on December 2, 2019 for Saraki’s houses at Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State be made permanent.

The case was adjourned till April 27 for judgment.


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