Naija Buzz has confirmed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had last week seized some houses belonging to Dr. Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The houses are located at 15a and 15b MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The anti-graft also marked house 17 on MacDonald Road which it suspects also belongs to Saraki.
The problem however is that the recently marked building was part of the properties the anti-graft commission presented as evidence against the senate president in a case which he (Saraki) was discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court in 2017.
But in an apparent aim to discover evidence to indict Saraki ahead of the end of his tenure (although he does not enjoy immunity like president and governors which means he could be arrested or detained even as the number 3 man), the EFCC launched a probe into the activities of Saraki from 2003 when he became Governor of Kwara State.
Saraki was governor from 2003 to 2011. He became senator in 2011 and in 2015, he emerged senate president in a controversial election against his party’s choice.
Saraki is also a British citizen, which means he might decide to travel out of the country immediately after his tenure on May 29.