Alleged forgery: Court order on Saraki, Ekweremadu pasted in National Assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki

An order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, trying a case of alleged forgery between the Federal Government and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and three other alleged conspirators, has been served by substituted means.

The court order was pasted on the notice board of the National Assembly, Tuesday evening.

Joined with Mr. Saraki as accused are his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasu, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi.

In the suit, with reference number CV/219/16, the four are charged for conspiracy and forgery of Senate Standing Rules used for the elections of Messrs Saraki and Ekweremadu last June 9.

Court order on Saraki and EkweremaduJustice Haliru Yusuf, Tuesday morning, had granted the leave to the Federal Government, represented by a Principal State Counsel, D.E Kaswe, to serve the accused by substituted means “to wit; by pasting it (originating summons) at the Notice Board of the National Assembly, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.”

The initial inability of Federal Government to serve the accused, thereby preventing their appearances, stopped their arraignment today, Tuesday.

Subsequently, Mr. Yusuf fixed June 27 for the arraignment of the four accused persons.

At its session Tuesday, the Senate passed a resolution declaring that the Standing Rules was not fake.

The Senate, following a motion by Dino Melaye, said it should be accorded the right to handle its internal affairs.

It also resolved to summon the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to, within two days, “explain and justify with evidence” the basis for the charges pressed against its presiding officers, Messrs. Saraki and Ekweremadu.

The Senate accused the Buhari Administration of plotting to force leadership change in the National Assembly by “muzzling the legislature and criminalising legislative processes”.


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  • Lenz

    Maybe the National Assembly will now summon the Court and its judges to appear before them (since they have already summoned the nation’s chief prosecutor the Attorney General).

    After all, they (the National Assemblymen) are above all and the entire nation exists at their behest…

    • New Nigerian

      LOL

  • saheedl

    National Assembly members are rogues. You can’t summon the AG. You can’t be jugdes in your case. What does one expect from a bunch of no nothing? They will soon summon the President to explain the forgery.

  • GEJ FOREVER

    DANGEROUS ……. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

    Now Buhari has masterfully completed the configuration of the entire National Security structure/architecure firmly in the hands of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani alone to the exclusion of all other ethnic blocs in Nigeria …. this is very, very dangerous for Southerners and for Northern Christians!

    Chief of Army Staff ……. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Police IG ……….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister for Defense ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister for Internal Affairs …… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    National Security Adviser (NSA) ……… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG, Department of State Services (DSS) ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Chief of Staff …… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    ADC to President ……. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    CSO to President ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Protocol to President ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Private Secretary to President ……. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG Customs ………. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG, EFCC ……. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG, Nigeria Prisons ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    DG, Immigration …… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister for Petroleum …… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    Minister for FCT …….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani

    ADD TO THESE:

    1. Head of National Assembly/Senate President …… Northern Muslim
    2. Head of Judiciary/Chief Justice of Nigeria ….. Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani
    3. Head, Federal Courts of Appeal …… Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani

    • ndababa

      It’s like you are thinking from your legs not head. Is it only Hausa Fulani that is nthe northern Nigeria? Or you think we naive as your co traveller

      • Psi Ciroma

        He is correct. even here we are embarrassed.

      • Otile

        Buhari’s appointments are one-sided, corrupt, and satanic.

    • Contact Point

      senseless amoeba. You stupidly added PMB’s ADC and CSO, which means you reason through your anus. Maybe he should use Goodluck Jonathan, Tompolo or Asari Dokubo as his DC or CSO. Animal

    • dele

      You are a scum.

  • marig

    Rogues. They want to be above the law.

  • bikky

    They should go to court and convince her that the standing rule is legal no argument.

  • TC

    Law makers, law breakers….. go answer for your iniquities

  • AFRICANER

    “At its session Tuesday, the Senate passed a resolution declaring that the Standing Rules was not fake”.

    This should be the headline.

    And every Nigerian should, from today, be ashamed of themselves. All Nigerians have monkey brain. That in 2016, Nigerians will welcome a last century DICTATOR that is resurrected by Britain is unconscionable.

    • Sword of Damocles

      Ironically, I also passed a resolution at work today declaring that I am a Nigerian in Diaspora. Should this also be a Headline?????? I am unsure……….

      • AFRICANER

        This is more important, check it out:

        The situation in Nigeria right now is analogous to what IRAQ was during Saddam Hussein era, with the Sunni population menacing the majority Shiite there. But George Bush came to power in the US, the Shiite in exile, and diaspora, were able to do such a fantastic job of having George Bush escort them home to remove that brutal dictator.

        Christians in USA have such opportunity with Trump ascending the presidency. Buhari should be exactly like Saddam Hussein, if the Christian Nigerians in diaspora do a good job out there.

        • Contact Point

          Silly

    • Spoken word

      They should go and defend themselves in court.

  • Gwazy

    ” Criminalizing legislative process” says the Senate…

  • Ade Omowest

    The Senate resolved to summon the Attorney General of the Federation, Malami to within two days, “explain and justify with
    evidence” the basis for the charges pressed against its presiding
    officers, Messrs. Saraki and Ekweremadu. Has the Senate Red Chamber turned to a criminal (ie Forgery) court of law? The case is in court and the accused can go and hire all the SANs (senior lawyers) to defend the alleged FORGERY. Senate (Legislature) can not interfere with a criminal case pending in court (judiciary).

  • Ijeuwa

    Next they will summon the president to appear before them.

    • humm

      lol, ure too funny

  • Paul Graham

    Phoney or no phoney crimes, time will tell and the Courts will decide!

  • monti omeka-agu

    All clear…
    They have been formally served with the FORGERY court charges.
    The coast is clear for their arraignment on Monday.
    Looking good—

  • favourtalk

    This is good, as that whenever they wake up in the morning for the office work, they see it

    • OMOLOYIN

      Lol

  • Right Minded

    Buhari and his wife should be the one to be charged for forgery. Buhari forged his certificate and his wife also forged an international passport in her name but with a different passport photo. What could be more corrupt than these acts? Lets see where Buhari ends.

    • Ajiboye .H.O

      Any evidence to back your accusations? And I hope you not against the arraignment

      • Right Minded

        If you are still looking for evidences after all these years, then am afraid you will have to keep looking till Jesus comes. Please put sentiments aside bro

  • Taslem Tiger

    senators, enemies of progress

  • OMOLOYIN

    Nice one.