Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Court Adjourns Saraki, Ekweremadu Forgery Case

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has adjourned hearing into the case of alleged forgery of the Senate’s Standing Rule leveled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others.

Justice Haliru Yusuf adjourned hearing in the case to September 28, 2016.

Messrs Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi, were accused of illegally altering the Senate’s Standing Rule used in electing them into office in June 2015.

They were arraigned before Justice Yusuf on June 27, but they pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The court granted them bail shortly after, and ordered that they provide sureties with properties in Asokoro, Garki, Wuse and Maitama areas of Abuja.

The trial was to continue on Monday, but the court registrar, Victor Ifeachor, told the court that the case had been adjourned till September 28 following the ongoing vacation of Federal Capital Territory High Court which began on Monday, July 11.

All four accused persons were present at the court for the hearing but left almost immediately.



Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2015 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to and other relevant sources.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.




A former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Buhari Bala, has decried Nigeria’s alleged indifference to the trial of former Deputy Senate President,...


Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, on Tuesday, prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja to dismiss an application filed by...


David Ukpo, the alleged victim of the alleged organ harvesting scandal involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, has urged a Federal High...


A court in the United Kingdom on Thursday adjourned the case involving the former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, till October 31. According to...

Copyright ©