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Court strikes outforgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG has withdrawn the criminal forgery/conspiracy charge levelled against Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

The Federal High Court has struck out the forgery case against Saraki and Ekweremadu as demanded by the Nigerian Federal Government.

Elombah.com had reported that the Attorney General has withdrawn the criminal conspiracy charge levelled against Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

This was contained in a motion filed on Thursday and supported with an affidavit by a litigation officer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Odubu Loveme.

Two other persons involved in the forgery case are former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and a former Deputy clerk, Ben Efeturi.

The duo of Messrs. Maikasuwa and Efeturi would face prosecution based on the amended charge.

Saraki, Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa and Efeturi were first arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu on June 10, 2016 via charge No. CR/219/16.

They all pleaded not guilty on July 27, 2016.

In the motion filed Thursday, Mr. Loveme said counsel to the Federal Government on the matter, Aliyu Umar, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, “had decided to amend the charge in the manner stated on the face of the motion paper”.

Mr. Loveme added that he has, consequently, filed an amended charge.

Based on the amended charge, only Messrs. Maikasuwa and Efeturi would face prosecution.

FOR FULL DETAILS SEE Forgery: FG withdraws charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

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