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FG's withdrawal of forgery case laughable - PDP

10 October 2016, 07:43

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party has labelled the withdrawal of corruption charges against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as laughable, Punch reports.

The PDP said that it was amused by the sudden realisation by the Federal Government that the charges against the two accused men were orchestrated to deal with the legislature.

"We are amused by this sudden realisation of the Federal Government that the so-called forgery case was a shadow chase from the beginning. It was complete nothingness!

"More so, the claim through the lead counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN), that the withdrawal was on the grounds of respect for the rule of law and hierarchy of the judiciary, demonstrates more of comedy on the side of the Federal Government that has a penchant for legal disobedience and abuse of court processes,” the PDP said.

News24 reported meanwhile that the Federal Government are reportedly planning to lay fresh charges against Saraki and Ekweremadu for manipulating the election process that saw them elected into power.

Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami confirmed this adding that FG could press charges at any time that it saw fit against corrupt officials.

Malami said that the only reason it withdrew initial charges against the two senate leaders was to file new amended charges and to give the police enough time to interrogate suspects.

An affidavit was filed by FG before the High Court of federal capital territory to withdraw a charge of criminal conspiracy against the two accused, with an amended charge now including the names of Salisu Maikasuwa and Ben Efeturi.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News 24


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