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Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu

Alleged Forgery: Court Adjourns Case Against Saraki, Ekweremadu

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has adjourned hearing into the case of alleged forgery of the Senate’s Standing Rule levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others.

Justice Haliru Yusuf adjourned hearing in the case to September 28.

Messrs Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi, were accused of illegally altering the Senate’s Standing Rule used in electing them into office in June 2015.

They were arraigned before Justice Yusuf on June 27, but they pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The court granted them bail shortly after, and ordered that they provide sureties with properties in Asokoro, Garki, Wuse and Maitama areas of Abuja.

The trial was to continue on Monday, but the court registrar,  Victor Ifeachor, told the court that the case had been adjourned till September 28 following the ongoing vacation of Federal Capital Territory High Court which began on Monday, July 11.

All four accused persons were present at the court for the hearing but left almost immediately.

Source: Premium Times

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