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FG set to prosecute Saraki, other ex-governors

03 October 2016, 07:32

Abuja - The Federal Government is set to formally prosecute Senate President Bukola Saraki along with other ex-governors before the end of October, Naij reports.

FG through the newly set up National Prosecution Coordination Committee will lay fraud charges against Saraki, Godswill Akpabio and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote to both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices to formerly request records of all the files pertaining to the corruption cases against 31 former governors.

Also read: FG to reopen corruption cases against Saraki, Akpabio

A source within the NNPC confirmed that charges are now expected to be formerly made against the ex-governors shortly, with it expected to proceed before the end of October.

News24 reported that a chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Robinson Dumnamene stated that the party is setting machinery in place to produce the next senate president in 2019.

The member of the House of Representatives, whose election, along with others from Rivers state was cancelled, said: “It is very possible. But looking at the issue of Saraki, you will no doubt see that there is so much political undertone. Those are the things we talk about in this country – political witch hunt.

Saraki is currently on trial over false declaration of assets.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given President Muhammadu Buhari some strategies to get embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki removed from office.

Obasanjo told the President that it would be very difficult for Buhari to achieve his goal for Nigeria if he continued to tolerate a corrupt leadership at the National Assembly.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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