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9 May 2016

More Trouble For Saraki, Ekweremadu As FG Files Criminal Charge Over Senate Standing Order Forgery

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Elweremadu may have landed in another corruption case as the Federal Government has directed the prosecution of the Senate forgery scandal, which the Senate President and the deputy were the huge beneficiaries, report according to Punch Newspapersuggests

According to our source, Mr. Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has directed the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation and the police  to prefer charges against suspects, who allegedly forged the Senate Standing Orders used for the proclamation of the current 8th Senate, within two weeks

The 2015 Senate Standing Orders, which Saraki and Ekweremadu benefited from, was allegedly the forged version of the 2011 order.

Top sources in the Federal Ministry of Justice and the police headquarters confirmed that Malami had given the police and the DPP of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Diri, two weeks to file charges against the suspected forgers.

It was learnt that Malami called for the file on the case last week and found out that the ministry had since July 29, 2015, some months before his appointment, recommended the prosecution of the yet-to-be-identified suspects.

The minister was also said to have discovered in the file that the ministry had requested the police to further investigate the case in order to unravel the suspects and the roles played by them in the case.

The sources confirmed that the suspects would be charged with criminal conspiracy, forgery, breach of official trust and unlawful assembly said to have contravened various provisions of Penal Code in about one or two weeks.

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