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Saraki, Ekweremadu in fresh trouble as Police submit fresh forgery report

20 November 2016, 14:44

Abuja - There are strong indications that the police have submitted to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, another report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, Punch reports.

It was gathered that in the fresh report, the police indicted the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.

It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, explained that a former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, could not have committed the alleged offence without the connivance of the two principal officers.

The SIP was set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate high-profile cases.

The Federal Government had, on October 6, 2016, withdrawn the charges of criminal conspiracy relating to the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, filed against the Senate President and his deputy at an Abuja High Court.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu were in June granted bail on self recognition according to News24.

The two principal officers of the Senate alongside the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi were charged with criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015.

They were arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court presided over by Justice Halilu Yusuf, reports News 24.

- News 24

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