FG Succumbs, Withdraws Case Against Saraki, Ekweremadu


Nigerian government appears to admit it’s forgery trial against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu is misdirected as the duo have consistently maintained.

The government Thursday withdrew its case against the two ranking senators, leaving only two other national assembly staff –

former National Assembly Clerk and deputy clerk Salisu Maikasuwa and Ben Efeturi respectively for prosecution.

A government lawyer was reported saying that the charges had been amended to “in the manner stated on the face of the motion paper”.

The amended charges accuse Maikasuwa and Efeturi of criminal conspiracy by forging Senate Standing Orders 2015 ( as amended), with which Saraki and Ekweremadu’s election as senate principal officers were conducted.

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