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Forgery: Court Fixes June 27 for Saraki, Others’ Arraignment

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi, Abuja, on Tuesday fixed June 27 for the arraignment of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, ‎and other defendants, on two counts of criminal conspiracy and forgery.

‎Justice Yusuf Halilu fixed the date after ordering substituted service of the charges on the defendants.

The order made by the court followed the complaint by the prosecution that several attempts of personal service on the defendants had failed.

Meanwhile, the Code of Conduct Tribunal had on June 15 adjourned the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, till June 21 (Tuesday).

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Both the FCT High Court where Saraki and others will be appearing for the forgery case, and the CCT where the Senate President is already undergoing trial, share a boundary in Jabi area of Abuja.

The CCT had adjourned for the hearing of a fresh motion filed by Saraki seeking an order of the CCT disqualifying its Chairman, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over the case.

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