El-Rufai, 4 Others To Testify In Saraki CCT Trial

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Photo Credit: Filed.

The Federal Government has lined-up five key witnesses including Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai to testify against Senate President, Bukola Saraki on allegations of false declaration of assets, corruption leveled by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

It will be recalled that Saraki appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal yesterday for the first time, following his non-appearance on Friday. The Senate President stands a 13-count charge on false statements in his 2003 assets declaration as Kwara State Governor.

According to a Vanguard report, the federal government has lined up the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and four others to testify in the case.

The ex-FCT Minister is expected to testify that he signed off one of the properties bought by Saraki in Abuja which the CCB alleged Saraki failed to file in his assets declaration.

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The CCB prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) said on the trial: “We have gathered enough evidence to prove that the defendant made anticipatory assets declaration.”

See Also: Breaking News: Ministry Of Justice Requests For Bench Warrant To Arrest Saraki, On His Refusal To Appear Before The Tribunal


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