Prosecution Files Additional Charges against Saraki


As Senate President appeals ruling

Alex Enumah in Abuja

Prosecution counsel in the case brought by the Code of Conduct Bureau against Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Rotimi Jacobs, has filed amendments to the earlier charges against Saraki.

With the amendments, the charges have now risen to 16, from the original 13.

In the fresh charges, the Federal Government is accusing the Senate President of not declaring his interest in a foreign credit card account to which he was alleged to have transferred huge sums of money.

But Saraki pleaded not guilty to the 16 amended charges filed by the prosecution.

The tribunal adjourned till May 10 for continuation of trial just as the senate president has appealed against the earlier ruling of the tribunal.