Forgery: Federal Govt withdraws charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu
The Federal Government has withdrawn its forgery charges against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

The two Senate leaders were charged alongside a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi.

The Principal officers were accused of illegally altering the Senate’s Standing Rule used in electing leaders and inaugurating the upper legislative chamber on June 9, 2015.

Now, the government through the office of the Attorney General Of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has now withdrawn the charges.

A litigation officer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Odubu Loveme, filed an affidavit in support of the motion before the High Court in Abuja on Thursday.

In the affidavit, Loveme said the counsel to the Federal Government had studied the case diary and “had decided to amend the charge in the manner stated on the face of the motion paper”.

Based on the amended charge, only Maikasuwa and Efeturi would face prosecution.

The two officials are accused of fraudulently amending the 2015 Senate Standing Orders without the authority of the 7th Senate “with the intention that the Senators elect of the 8th Senate would believe that the said Senate Standing Orders 2015 (as amended) was made by the authority of the 7th Senate of the Federal republic of Nigeria.”

9 COMMENTS

  1. Before now I really thought that Saraki is in soup but recent developments have now shown that all is at hand to demolish all Tinubu’s structures. From Kogi to Ondo and now at the Senate. This is mathematical calculations………a secret deal is reached ahead of 2019!

  2. Saraki and Ekweremadu would complete their four-year tenure as Senate president and deputy senate president respectively. This is a mathematical certainty! In terms of political sagacity which is needed to understand political mathematics, Buhari and the AGF are no match to the duo. Where is that “Yellow man” at the Code of Conduct Tribunal now? I thought by now, Saraki would have been in prison. Politically silly people!

  3. What a confused government. Buhari placed Saraki in the public opinion domain, thinking that a Tsunami will erupt to consume him. What a shame to buhari and his All People Confused (APC).

    I am not disappointed, am only been proved right, that Buhari has nothing to offer Nigeria and Nigerians in the 21st century. Shame to those who were fooled to belief otherwise.

    Events in the last 18 months show Saraki’s political astuteness and strength. Check out previous Senate presidents, none of them faced half of what Saraki has faced and survived. I am encouraged by Saraki’s political sagacity and courage to take on the anti-democratic establishment and the unrepentant dictator.

  4. A deal is going on right under our very noses and eyes. My inner take on this? buhari really needed those emergency powers to move the nation out of reccession. Not too sure though, if he is going to abuse it.

  5. All the public fund and energy Buhari wasted trying remove Saraki and Ekweremadu has finally come to nothing. Instead of use his frail nerves to revamp the economy, he keeps on moving from pillar to post distracting Nigerians, equally disuniting the nation with his unprecedented hatred and vengeance on his vocal critics and perceived political enemies. What A Man!! Nonsense.

  6. When he was Head of State Buhari then was without corruption + Idiagbon = Honest
    Now Buhari as President – Idiagbon = Dishonest. Only in Nigeria forgery become Padding + Pardon =Who is Fool-ani Fool NPC+APC = All Northerner Progressive Corruption

  7. Where are those tinubu area boys that were making noise all over the Internet? Luckily the mallams are reducing him to zero gradually.

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