A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered for the interim forfeiture of the Ilorin residences of former president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission went to court on the grounds the two buildings were bought with the proceeds of ‘unlawful activity’.
The recent forfeiture comes days after the two-term governor of Kwara State accused the EFCC of plotting to secure a forfeit order on his home in Ilorin.
The court order would be published in national newspapers, and anybody interested in the properties would have to explain why they should not be forfeited to the Federal Government.
The buildings are on numbers 10 and 11 Abdulkadir street, G.R.A.
In reaction, Mr Saraki, who was once a prominent leader in the ruling APC, had described moves to probe him as politically-motivated and a witch-hunt.