Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki has allegedly offered some senators Toyota Landcruiser V8 engine Sport Utility vehicles worth N35m each in order to scuttle his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Saraki was said to have disclosed this to them on Tuesday after meeting with members of the group in his residence in Abuja.
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The meeting was convened by Saraki to see how the Senate can amend two of the major bills that the government is using to prosecute him.
The bills, which have now already undergone First Reading, are:
The Code of Conduct Act CAP C15 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (SB 248), nominally sponsored by Peoples Democratic Party Senator Peter Nwaboshi (Delta North); and The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB 249), sponsored by Senator Isah Misau representing Bauchi Central.
Source noted that 36 cars have already been purchased, each one costing N35 million.
Source: Sahara Reporters
- News 24