Lawyer faults Saraki, Ek­w­ere­madu trial

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

A le­gal prac­ti­tioner, Chuwang Gyang, has faulted the on­go­ing trial of the Senate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, for alleged forgery.

A Fed­eral High Court sit­ting in Abuja on Mon­day June 27, ar­raigned Saraki, Ek­w­ere­madu, a for­mer Clerk of the Na­tional Assem­bly, Al­haji Sal­isu Maika­suwa and his deputy, Bene­dict Efe­turi over their alleged com­plic­ity in forgery of the Senate Stand­ing Rules, 2015.

The two count charge of forgery against Saraki and Ek­w­ere­madu was in­sti­tuted by the of­fice of the At­tor­neyGen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion (AGF).

Speak­ing in a ra­dio pro­gramme, Gyang faulted the trial, say­ing what was un­fold­ing is power tus­sle be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive arms of gov­ern­ment, which ac­cord­ing to him is neg­a­tively af­fect­ing gov­er­nance.

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