A Federal High Court in Lagos will on April 24 principle on whether to relinquish to the Federal Government two properties having a place with previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Equity Mohammed Liman fixed the date endless supply of procedures in the suit documented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC on October 21 got a request for between time relinquishment on the properties situated at 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi.
It affirmed that they were procured through “continues of unlawful exercises”.
In any case, on Thursday, the ex-congressperson told the court through his insight Mr Kehinde Ogunwunmiju SAN that he was at that point a fruitful specialist with properties worldwide before he became senator.
He battled that the EFCC must fulfill the court that the properties were continues of an unlawful demonstration, including that the application for perpetual relinquishment was a maltreatment of court process.
As indicated by him, the EFCC was estopped from re-opening suit on the properties since it had prosecuted a similar issue from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to the Supreme Court and lost.
He told the appointed authority that Justice Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja made a request limiting EFCC from documenting such a case, and that the request was subsisting.
EFCC counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo restricted him.
Some portion of the reliefs looked for by the EFCC include: “A request for this respectable court relinquishing to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances arrange, lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State found and recouped from the respondent which property is sensibly suspected to have been procured with continues of unlawful action”.
The commission affirmed that while filling in as Kwara State Governor, Saraki pulled back over N12 billion money from the state’s record and paid same into his records domiciled in Access and Zenith Banks through one of his own partner, Abdul Adama.