- The Kwara state House of Assembly recently seized a property linked to Senator Bukola Saraki
- The state assembly has explained why the decision was taken
- The assembly made the clarification after a media report accused the Kwara state government of witch-hunting Saraki
The Kwara state House of Assembly has directed the revocation of a chalet gifted to a former governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki.
The assembly said the decision was taken because the property belonged to the state government.
The house, in a statement by the spokesman to the speaker, Ibrahim Sherif, said the allocation of the property to Saraki by the immediate past administration of the state was in violation of its laws.
The statement was a response to a media report accusing the Kwara state government of witch-hunting Saraki.
Loyalists of Saraki have also accused the Kwara state government of doing everything within its powers to cast aspersions on the former Senate President.
“The two developments upon which the article is based reek of impunity of the concerned party which the newspaper is apparently trying to protect for reasons not connected to the interest of Kwara and its people,” the state assembly said.
The state assembly stated that there is no record anywhere that Senator Saraki paid a dime to have the property transferred to him.
“The transfer only fits into what the late Fela Anikulapo called ‘paddy-paddy’ arrangement,” it added.
The statement said the expositions in the case were made by the findings of the House committee on land, housing, and urban development.
“We challenge the affected party to prove the contrary to not just the people of Kwara but to the entire world they are trying to instigate by presenting evidence of payment for the property,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has said the commission is not selective in its fight against corruption.
Magu said the majority of the people accusing the anti-graft body of being selective in the fight against corruption were the most corrupt individuals in the country.
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