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Saraki, Ekweremadu alleged forgery trial adjourned to September 28

(L to R) Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu
(L to R) Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu

The trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy Ike Ekweremadu, a former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi, on alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order has been adjourned to 28th of September .

The matter presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu of a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja, had at the last proceeding, when the accused persons were arraigned, adjourned the matter to today July 11, for commencement of trial.

However, following the commencement of the yearly vacation of the courts in the country, the legal assistant to the Judge at about 7:58am announced in the open court that the court would not be sitting, having received correspondence for the courts to embark on its usual long vacation.

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Although the court did not sit, Saraki Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa and Efeturi who are defendants in the trial were present in court with their counsels and sympathisers.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has appointed a new counsel, Aliyu Umar to prosecute the criminal charge.

Culled: Daily Trust

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