Saraki Bribes Journalists, Orders Favourable Reports Of His Corruption Trial

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has allegedly bribed judiciary reporters and ordered them to write favourable reports on his impending trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, slated to commence on 11 March, 2016. Saraki has been accused of false assets declaration while he was governor of Kwara state between 2003 and 2011. The bribery report published by online investigative news platform Saharareporters claimed that Saraki's aide, Chuks Okocha met the reporters at Nuek Gardens, in Abuja where he doled N50,000 to each of them. Saharareporters claimed its undercover investigator was at the venue and heard Okocha, a former journalist with ThisDay, warning the journalists that the senate president would not tolerate anything short of the deal. It was reportedly agreed that one of the reporters would report Saraki's trial and, later, syndicate to his colleagues, who are merely expected to re-touch the story lightly before forwarding to their employers for publication. 

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