Abuja - The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu are scheduled to appear on Tuesday before a High Court in Abuja for arraignment on charges of forgery, Punch reports.
The Federal Government had, through the office of the Attorney General filed the charges against the duo.
Others charged along Saraki and Ekweremadu are the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi. Maikasuwa was the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA) when the alleged offence was committed.
The case file against the four accused persons with suit No. CR/219/16 has since been assigned to Justice Yusuf Haliru of the Federal High Court, Abuja before whom they are to be arraigned tomorrow.
In the affidavit attached to the case file, which was filed on June 10, 2016, the investigative police officer swore that the investigation into the case had been concluded.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, according to News24 exonerated himself from the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order 2011.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Uche Anichukwu on Sunday in Abuja.
Ekweremadu was reacting to his purported invitation by the police and the charges reportedly preferred against him before a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.
- News 24