The Kwara State House of Assembly has said it ordered the seizure of the Alimi Chalet and an area of land, widely called ‘Ile Arugbo’, reportedly obtained by a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The Assembly stated that the property be the possession to the state government and there was no proof the politician paid for them.
It was divulge by the Special Assistant to the Speaker, Ibrahim Sheriff, the Assembly said the allocation of the stylish property to Saraki by the last administration was a “violent violation” of the Kwara State Former Governor’s Pension Law 2010, as amended, which had already taken care of the former senate president.
The state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Kola Shittu, reported the legislature’s action as “ill-conceived,poisonous and another indication that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is out on a vendetta mission.”
But, the Assembly in a statement titled, ‘Our position on the seizure of Alimi Chalet, Saraki’s House’, said there was an evidence the property was illegally obtained.
The statement indicated, “The Ile Arugbo had been constructed on land intially meant for the elaboration of the Civil Service Clinic and Phase II of the State Government Secretariat without any proof that anyone paid a dime to the government for the land.
The noise surrounding the pretentious property is politically prompted , as other public property illegimate obtained are also being considered.
“We dare say that letting indemnity to stand, no matter who is affected and how long it has taken place, is an unkindness to the state and its people.