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Ex-Kano justice commissioner set to lead Saraki trial

11 July 2016, 07:14

Abuja - A four-man team is set to take over the prosecution of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu on charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders used for the presiding officers' elections of the 8th Senate in June 2015, Punch reported.

Also read: Saraki says he is ready to go to jail

Sources confirmed that the team, led by former Attorney-General, Aliyu Umar would take over from Director, Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Mohammed Diri as the case resumes today.

The trial however could face another delay due to the logistics of handing over the case to the new prosecution team.

News24 Nigeria reported that the Presidency has trained 80 prosecutors, divided into 20 teams with the sole intention of effectively prosecuting Senate President, Bukola Saraki of corruption charges.

The prosecutors were trained by the presidential advisory committee against corruption headed by Professor Itse-Sagay for a duration of one month.

All prosecutors were recently assigned the forgery case that was recently brought against Saraki and three others including his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News24 Nigeria


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