Police reportedly submit fresh report to indict Senate leaders
TVC E. Barely a month after the FG dropped Senate orders forgery charges against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, another report has reportedly reared its head.
According to Punch, the police under the Special Investigation Panel have reportedly submitted another report on the investigations.
It was reported that the report, which has been received by the to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, has indicted the Senate President and Deputy Senate President.
The report also revealed that the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, explained that Salisu Maikasuwa, a former Clerk to the National Assembly, could not have committed the alleged offence without the connivance of the two principal officers.
A source that spoke to Punch said: “The SIP, through painstaking efforts, was able to identify who distributed the printed copies of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, to senators-elect and it also obtained the complete Hansard of June 9 and 24, 2015, which indicated what transpired on the floor of the Senate as well as other relevant evidence. These were issues the former probe did not resolve.
“It is now up to the government to decide whether Saraki and Ekweremadu should be re-arraigned or only Maikasuwa and Efeturi would carry the can.”
However, media aides of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President have reportedly declined to comment on the new development.