Friday, 9 March 2018

FG to charge Ekweremadu to Court over alleged false declaration of assets

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, will be charged by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), The Cable reports.

He will be arraigned for “false declaration of assets” — the same charge slammed against Senate President Bukola Saraki whose case was adjourned indefinitely on Thursday by the tribunal.

The trial will address his alleged false declaration of assets concerning assets in United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.

He reportedly failed to declare the assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Officials with the Ministry of Justice and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are also reportedly expected to travel to the UAE for the forfeiture of eight properties allegedly linked to Ekweremadu.

Ekweremadu, a senator elected on the platform of PDP since 2003, caused an upset in 2015 when he was elected deputy senate president in an APC-dominated chamber.

Saraki, although a member of APC, was elected senate president against the wishes of the party hierarchy.

If found guilty, both men could lose their positions and could also be banned from holding public office for up to 10 years.





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