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Breaking News! Court Strikes Out Forgery Charge Against Saraki, Ekweremadu As Requested By The Federal Government

A high court in Abuja has granted the application of the federal government to withdraw the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy.

Yusuf Halilu, the judge, struck out the entire suit against the duo, alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Ben Efeturi, his deputy.

They were accused of forging the senate standing rules that led to the emergence of Saraki and Ekweremadu as leadership of the senate in June 2015.

On Friday, Aliyu Umar, counsel to the federal government, explained that he applied for the withdrawal of the initial and amended charge due to the fact that a similar case involving the accused was before the federal high court.

“I filed a motion in response to the first and second defendants. I have been served with another motion by the third defendant dated 30th September 2016,” Umar told the court.

“I was served a notice by the fourth defendant on 1st October 2016, I have not responded but I have studied them. In view of the fact that this government respects the rule of law and judicial hierarchy and it is obvious that that your learned brother is dealing with similar issues at the federal high court, I am humbly applying that the amended charged I filed dated 5th October 2016, and original dated 3rd June be withdrawn. I urge my lord to strike them out.”

Ruling on the application, Yusuf Halilu, the judge granted the application, saying: “Having heard his submission, I have no other option but to strike out the entire suit.”

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    We no say dem no get tok

  • chika bibian

    So what was the noise all about before now…. Mtcheww

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Can you imagine……
    So this is true or do the Federal Government have another plans towards this case…………
    Anyway Nigeria remains our country….

  • I don confuse…lol

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      No confuse oooooo

  • WillieBravo

    Anything goes in my country. It’s so pathetic!!! This is the same judiciary that is touted as “the last hope for the common man”.

  • Olovo Obinna

    It’s been all propaganda using media trial tactics…unfortunately they failed…..i won’t be surprised if tomorrow same story be said about dansuki as well

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Which kind prayer we suppose pray for our judicial system sef

      • Olovo Obinna

        Serious matter oo