The forgery saga of the Senate Standing Rules 2015 involving principal officers has begun to gather momentum as a handful of witnesses have been lined up against the indicted persons.
15 witnesses have been assembled to testify against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy from the People’s Democratic Party, Ike Ekweremadu over the senate standing order forgery scandal, reports Today News.
Others due to appear before the court on Monday for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Rules 2015 are a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and the Acting Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Benedict Efeturi.
In the court summons pasted on the Notice Board of the National Assembly on Tuesday, about 15 witnesses were listed by the Federal Government to testify against the defendants.
Among the witnesses are Senator Solomon Ewuga, Senator Ita Enang, Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Senator Kabiru Marafa, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Senator Ahmad Lawan and David Igbodo, an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has been heavily linked with the trial of the principal officers as a move to intimidate the senate of the 8th assembly.