June 19, 2016

Fresh forgery suit, plot to ground Senate, says Pro-democracy group

Fresh forgery suit, plot to ground Senate, says Pro-democracy group

Saraki and Ekweremadu

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By Henry Umoru

A  group under the aegis, Centre for the Advancement of Literacy and Leadership, CALL, has raised the  alarm, saying the forgery suit filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was designed to ground the Senate.


Describing the twist to the alleged forgery case as a  witch-hunt, the group said  the letter by the police inviting Ekweremadu and some leaders of the 7th Senate for interrogation over the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2011  was  mischievous.

In a statement by the Executive Director of the Centre, Mazi Bismarck Oji, the group stressed  that the Assistant Force Public Relations Officer (AFPRO), Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, had, in July last year, told newsmen at the Force Headquarters that though the police team met with the ex-Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Salisu Maikasuwa, they neither invited nor interrogated Ekweremadu.

The group wondered when the police interacted with Ekweremadu to warrant the deposition to an affidavit, attached to the fresh suit, where it claimed that investigation had been completed.