Saraki bought Ikoyi property with Kwara govt funds, says EFCC

Saraki bought Ikoyi property with Kwara govt funds, says EFCC

- The EFCC is still insisting that former Senate President Bukola Saraki has a case to answer

- The anti-graft body provided a witness who further indicted Saraki in an ongoing trial

- The witness, Olamide Sadiq, narrated to the court his findings on the case so far

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A witness brought to testify in the trial of former Senate President Bukola Saraki before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has narrated how Saraki allegedly purchased his Lagos properties with funds drawn from the coffers of the Kwara State Government.

The witness, Olamide Sadiq, an investigator with the anti-graft agency, EFCC, presented documents to the court on how money was withdrawn from the state treasury and deposited into Saraki’s domiciled bank account in one of the new generation banks.

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According to a statement released by the EFCC and seen by, Sadiq appeared before the judge, Mohammed Liman for his court session.

Saraki bought Ikoyi property with Kwara govt funds, says EFCC
Saraki has been having a running battle with the EFCC since his days as the Senate president. Photo credit: @NGRSenate
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The case has been adjourned till Wednesday, December 16, for final written addresses.

A number of Nigerians have been commenting on the case via social media.

Odili Ijeoma wrote:

“Nigeria politicians /leaders know how to cover their track, but the truth is all are public funds looters and they are still looting.”

Mallam Bello Baba Sadiq wrote:

“You can't separate flesh n blood, so are stolen public funds and Nigerian governors.”

Onwujei Fred wrote:

“When an organization allows itself to be used as a tool for a political enemy, its claims might not be substantiated.”

Meanwhile, Saraki's successor in the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has cleared the air on a recent report which accused him of collecting N2 billion bribe to hasten the re-appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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Lawan enjoined Nigerians to ignore the report, adding that it is another incident of hallucination by the characters.

In a related development, the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team.

Senator Ndume stood surety for Maina who has jumped bail regarding his ongoing N2 billion money laundering trial.

Justice Okon Abang on Monday, November 23, ordered that the senator would only be released from prison until he either produces Maina in court or sells off the N500million worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja, and send the proceeds to the federation account.

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