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Saraki accused of bribing journalists to kill CCT trial stories

07 March 2016, 13:30

Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki has allegedly bribed judiciary reporters in order to shape the reporting of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), reports Sahara Reporters.

He also allegedly begged the reporters to write favourable reports on his impending trial, which commences on Friday, March 11.

Saraki is currently facing trial for false assets declaration while he was governor of Kwara State.

Also read: CCT: Saraki faces 14 years imprisonment if found guilty

Saraki’s aides were said to have met with the reporters inside an Abuja garden called Nelson Nuek Gardens.

The aides were said to have handed each of the reporters the sum of N50 000.

Chuks Okocha, a special assistant to the Senate President, was said to have distributed  Saraki’s cash largesse to the reporters.

At the meeting, Saraki’s aides reportedly struck a deal with the reporters to have only one of the friendly reporters write a report of the trial which would then be syndicated among all the reporters.

It was also agreed that each reporter would merely retouch the syndicated report and send it to their media outfits..

- News 24


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