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Forgery: Saraki, Ekweremadu arrives in court

27 June 2016, 11:35

Abuja - The President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, have arrived in court ahead of the commencement of their trial over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order, Eagleonline reports.

Saraki and his deputy are to face charges for allegedly forging Senate Rules in 2015 after last week's arraignment was botched due to the inability of the court to effect summons on them.

The two are accused of tampering with the standing rules to facilitate an election which brought them into power.

Also read: Saraki, Ekweremadu face much anticipated trial today

They will be arraigned any moment from now at Court 32 of the Federal High Court, Jabi in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, presided over by Justice Halilu Yusuf.

News24 Nigeria previously reported that Saraki faces a 14 year jail term as well as the threat of impeachment if found guilty of the charges.

The Presidency had also urgently requested that President Muhammadu Buhari be left out of the trial with any links to him unacceptable as the trial was purely judicial and a constitutional issue.

- News 24


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