Presidency abandons fresh forgery allegations against Saraki

A fresh police probe that indicts Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has emerged.

Recall that Saraki and Ekweremadu were charged for allegedly doctoring the Senate Standing Orders.

The forged document was used in the inauguration of the Eight Senate, which produced Saraki as the Senate President.

The Federal Government thereafter sued Saraki, Ekweremadu and two other NASS employees.

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In a surprising twist, the FG forgave the Senate President and his deputy, but is still pursuing the trial of their collaborators.

Pending resolution of the case, the Nigerian police commenced investigation as to what transpired.

Well, the police just submitted the report to the AGF and the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, NPCC.

According to the report, Saraki and Ekweremadu did actually connive with two NASS employees to doctor the Senate standing rule.

Secretary of the NPCC and a Special Adviser to the AGF, Sylvester Imhanobe, confirmed that the AGF received the report.

A source in the Federal Ministry of Justice told our correspondent that FG stopped pursuing the case in order to “bolster the rapport” with the Senate.

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Another source at the Police Force Headquarters said, “NASS employees couldn’t have doctored the senate standing rules without the connivance of Saraki and Ekweremadu.

“There is no need to make any recommendation to prosecute them because the investigation did not exonerate them.”

The source said it was up to the AGF and the NPCC to decide whether to re-arraign the Sentae President and others.

It was gathered that the detectives were able to verify the extent of amendment to the Senate Standing Orders 2011.

They also ascertained the individuals who authorized it, and the official who ordered the printing of the fake Order.