Government & Politics

FG Amends Charges Against Senate President Again

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The Federal Government has amended the charges against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to a 16 count charge.

The new charges against Saraki includes falsefully acquiring a property from the Implementation Committee of the Federal Government Landed Properties.

Another count accuses the Senate President of abuse of office while he was the Governor of Kwara state, between October 2006 and May 2007.

He is also accused of failing to declare his American Express Service Card.

The Federal Government is also accusing the Senate President of receiving salaries after leaving office as a the Governor of Kwara state.

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Saraki, who was re-arraigned before the CCT, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, on the fresh 16 count charge, has however pleaded not guilty.

Reports say the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) chairman, Justice Danladi Umar has also dismissed the application presented by Saraki’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, calling for Umar’s withdrawal from the Senate President’s trial.

Also, 20 opposition political parties have expressed their support for Saraki’s corruption trial, and urged him to use the opportunity to clear his name.

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