Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has asked the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu, to offer explanations on their alleged involvement in the forgery of the senate standing order last year, in court. Malami said this in a statement released on his behalf by his media aide, Salihu Isah, today Jun 23rd.
Saraki, Ekweremadu and two others are expected to be arraigned in court on Monday June 27th on criminal charges of forgery of the senate standing rule in June last year. Read Malami’s statement below…
“The attention of the attorney-general of the federation has been drawn to a press statement by the senate, signed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, chairman, senate committee on media and affairs, on June 19,” Malami’s statement read. The statement entitled: ‘Forgery Case, An Unconstitutional Violation of Principles of Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances’, was published in some national dailies and social media platforms. It is quite unfortunate that the senate construed move of the federal government as a coup against the legislature with a view to cause a leadership change in the national assembly. It is worthy to note here that the action of the Attorney General of the Federation can stand the test of any law since he did not act on a vacuum. He acted based on a recommendation by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) who having fully satisfied investigative procedure arising from the petition sent to the Nigerian Police by some aggrieved members of the Red Chambers of the National Assembly alleging that the affected officers altered the rules of the Senate for Dr. Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu to
Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog