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Forgery Charge: Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Will Get Fair Hearing – FG

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday, insisted that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, have a case to answer over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015.

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The AGF, in a statement he issued through his media aide, Mr. Salihu Othman Isah, said it was “quite unfortunate” that the Senate construed move by the Federal Government to dock Saraki and Ekweremadu as “a coup against the legislature with a view to cause a leadership change in the National Assembly”.
Malami said his attention was drawn to a press statement by the Senate, signed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Affairs, on June 19.

He said 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.

Malami who maintained that his office was empowered under Section 174 (1) of the 1999 Constitution and vested with the power to undertake and initiate criminal proceedings in any court of law in Nigeria, accused the Senate of deliberately raising allegations “to whip up sentiments of Nigerians”.

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