A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed April 24 to rule on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking the permanent forfeiture of two houses in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to the immediate-past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
The EFCC had alleged that the properties were cquired with proceeds of unlawful activity that Saraki carried out when he served two terms as Kwara State governor between 2003 and 2011.
Justice Mohammed Liman after taking arguments on Thursday from Mr Nnaemeka Omewa, who appeared for the EFCC; and Mr Kehinde Ogunwumiju, who appeared for Saraki. fixed the judgment date April 24.
Following an ex parte application by the EFCC, Justice Liman had last year made an interim order, temporarily forfeiting the two houses — “lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi — to the Federal Government.