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Senators restate support to under-fire Saraki

20 April 2016, 20:56

Abuja - Senators have thrown their weight behind beleaguered Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, said legislators resolved to stand with the Senate President on his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal until he was proven guilty.

Saraki is under probe at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Also read: Senate suspends amendment of CCB Act

He has been slapped with a 13-count charge of corruption.

Saraki is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets.

He is also facing charges of acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings and operating foreign accounts while being a public officer.

The Senate has meanwhile suspended the amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act which passed seconding reading last week. Ekweremadu announced the suspension of the amendment after almost two hours executive session.

“We resolved to suspend the amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act,” said Ekweremadu.

He added Senate also decided to suspend the discussion of a petition against Kabir Marafa, currently with the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

- CAJ News


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