Different private houses situated in highbrow Ikoyi, Lagos, purportedly claimed by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki have been closed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In his response, Saraki demanded that the activity of the EFCC was a witch-chase.
As indicated by him, the property being referred to have been explored by the commission a few times before.
An announcement by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu stated: "Our consideration has been attracted to the way that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denoted certain property having a place with Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, clearly under the case that they are subject of examination.
"The activity of the EFCC just strengthened our before expressed position that their present examination is wicked, in spite of the principles of the standard of law and just went for settling scores. This position is established on the way that these equivalent structures were the subject of prior examinations by the EFCC just as the case started by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
"Likewise, the case went right to the most noteworthy court in our nation, the Supreme Court of Nigeria. All things considered, Saraki was released and cleared in light of the fact that the courts trust the legislature has no case."
Saraki surrendered to the principle resistance Peoples Democratic Party couple of weeks to the general races.
Prior to his absconding, his association with President Muhammadu Buhari had turned sour.
Saraki was charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal for supposed infraction of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
The council did not discover him blameworthy of any offense.
A week ago, EFCC affirmed reports that it had opened a crisp examination concerning Saraki's stewardship as Senate President just as a test of his profit as senator from 2003 – 2011.
Answering to Saraki's charges that the progressing test was a witch chase, the acting EFCC representative, Tony Orilade, in an announcement in Abuja on Wednesday said the lawmaker was not exempt from the laws that apply to everyone else, taking note of that the commission was committed by law to enthrone honesty and responsibility in the administration space, an obligation it professed to have sought after without malevolence or perniciousness against anybody.
The EFCC asked Saraki not to stress over the examination concerning his income as Kwara State Governor and his stewardship in the Senate, "insofar as he has no skeletons in his pantry."
The commission likewise said it had prosecuting petitions and other proof against the Senate President, taking note of that putting him through an authentic legal request was the genuine course to set up his respectability as a community worker.
The EFCC discredited Saraki's cases that the test had to do with his arrangement as the International Human Rights Commission diplomat.
It expressed, "It is in light of a legitimate concern for the general population, and for Saraki's own great, that he isn't just above load up, yet be seen consistently to be so.
"In fact, every one of the occurrences wherein the EFCC has had cause to sleuth into his money related exercises either as a previous senator or President of the Senate were driven by general open premium and fair treatment of the law.
"Against the foundation of the ownership of arraigning petitions and other proof accessible to the EFCC, even Saraki will concur with the commission that putting him through an authentic criminological request is the real course to set up his honesty as a local official."
As a major aspect of the crisp test of Saraki, the commission had kept in touch with the Kwara State Government to outfit it what the Senate President earned while he was legislative leader of Kwara State.
Saraki was the state senator from 2003 to 2011, preceding his race into the National Assembly.
The counter unite office expressed that it was exploring Saraki for a supposed instance of trick, maltreatment of office, misappropriation of open assets, robbery, and illegal tax avoidance.
In a letter to the Kwara State government, the EFCC requested to be outfitted with a breakdown of Saraki's salary, just as his privileges as legislative leader of the state.
The letter marked by the EFCC Zonal Head, Isyaku Sharu, read: "In perspective on the abovementioned, you are sympathetically mentioned to outfit us with the full subtleties of every one of his privileges to incorporate yet not constrained to remittances, recompenses, estacodes, other incidental advantages and severance bundle while he held influence as the Executive Governor of Kwara State somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2011.
"This solicitation is made compliant with Section 38 (1) and (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and Section 21 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act."