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Saraki, Ekweremadi’s Forgery Trial Stalled Over Court Vacation

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By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned trial of alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rule against the President of the upper Legislative Chamber, Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others.

According to the Court Registrar, the trial is stalled Monday, due to annual vacation embarked upon by courts nationwide.

It would be recalled Saraki, his Deputy, former Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Mr. Salisu Maikasuwa and his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Efeturi three weeks ago, were arraigned by the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, before the Court over forgery and falsification of senate rules.

They were accused to have fraudulently masterminded the use of wrong standing rules for the June 9, 2015 senate leadership election in which both Saraki and Ekweremadu emerged as Senate president and Deputy senate president of the senate.

The defendants on their first appearance were granted bail on self-recognition.

The trial has been adjourned till Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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