October 06, 2016

UPDATE | FG Withdraws Forgery Charges Against Saraki and Ekweremadu

The Federal Government has filed a motion to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy it brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

An affidavit in support of the motion was filed before the High Court of Federal Capital Territory on Thursday by a litigation officer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Odubu Loveme.

In the motion filed on Thursday, the federal government litigation officer said
FG's counsel on the matter, Aliyu Umar, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on September 30 in the office of the Director of Public Prosecution told him that he had studied the case diary and “had decided to amend the charge in the manner stated on the face of the motion paper”.

Mr. Loveme added that he has, consequently, filed an amended charge.

“That I depose to this affidavit in good faith believing same to be correct to the best of my knowledge and information and in accordance with the Oaths Act Cap 01 laws of the Federation of Nigeria.”

Based on the amended charge, only Messrs. Maikasuwa and Efeturi would face prosecution.

Count 1 of the charge against the two civil servants, is that of Criminal Conspiracy punishable under section 97 (1) Penal Code Act ( Northern States) Federation Provisions Act, 1960, Cap 345, laws of the Federation 1990 as amended.

It read that “Salisu Maikasuwa and Benedict Efeturi, on or about the 9th day of June 2015 at the National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court agreed to do an illegal act, to wit to make the Senate Standing Orders 2015 as amended without the authority of the 7th Senate of the Federal republic of Nigeria which act was committed by yourselves and that you thereby committed the offence of criminal conspiracy.”

The two officials are accused of fraudulently amending the 2015 Senate Standing Orders without the authority of the 7th Senate “ with intention that the Senators elect of the 8th Senate would believe that the said Senate Standing Orders 2015 ( as amended) was made by the authority of the 7th Senate of the Federal republic of Nigeria.”

They are also accused of forging a document punishable under section 366 of the Penal Code Act (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act, 1960, Cap 345, Laws of the Federation 1990 (as amended).

The Government also accused them of giving false information with intention to mislead the public.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Expect anything from Nigerian politicians and their games.

Charles

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Ricky Anderson said...

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peter Ibitokun said...

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inumidun said...

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“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”

Oh Tree of Righteousness, BLOSSOM and BRING FORTH FRUIT!

“For YOU; transformation occurs when you allow yourself to be the “space” by which transformation occurs. Being the space for transformation allows you to create the future by which true transformation will occur. To transform the space of fear, worry, depression, hopelessness and defeat, YOU must become the“space” of faith and it is in the space that you will bring forth the fruit of manifestation as the tree of righteousness. For GOD have commanded thee, Oh Tree of Righteousness, BLOSSOM and BRING FORTH FRUIT!”

There is a garment of praise for your spirit of heaviness!
There is wondrous oil of joy for your mourning!
You are a FRUITFUL tree of righteousness that God may be glorified!

The Bible says,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. (Galatians 5:22)

"Oh Tree of Righteousness, BLOSSOM and BRING FORTH FRUIT!"

oladejo festus rotimi said...

Demonstration of craziness: Democracy