Monday 20 June 2016

Forgery: FG to arraign Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu

Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, is scheduled to appear on Tuesday before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja for arraignment on charges of forgery.

Saraki will also appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal for his ongoing trial for alleged false and anticipatory asset declaration.

Both the FCT High Court and the CCT share a boundary in Jabi area of Abuja.

Sources from the Federal Ministry of Justice confirmed that Saraki alongside the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and their co-accused will appear before Justice Yusuf Halilu, for arraignment on two counts of forgery and criminal conspiracy tomorrow.

Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasu, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi, were on June 10, charged with criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Standing Rules used for the leadership election of the presiding officers of the Senate in J‎une last year.

The Federal Government stated that the offence of conspiracy is punishable under Section 97 (1) of the Penal Code Act; and offence of forgery with “fraudulent intent” punishable under Section 364 of the same law.

Credit: Punch

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