Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has raised alarm over ‘the renewed attempts being made by forces behind his on-going trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to muddle up the case and blackmail key individuals and groups involved directly and indirectly in the case’. This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Tuesday.
The Media Office of Senate President alleged that the said forces, over the weekend preceding the resumption of the case on Friday, began to sponsor various spurious allegations aimed at intimidating members of the Tribunal, lawyers, journalists, legislators, Saraki’s loyalists and aides.
The statement reads: “Using the same scare-mongering methods that these devious forces have employed since the commencement of the case last September, they have employed an on-line medium known for its shady and unethical reputation and another national newspaper to peddle inaccurate information aimed at prejudicing the coming case and forcing the actors in the case to take certain predetermined decisions.
“In their desperation, they have been heckling key aides and associates of the Senate President using some unidentified individuals who make phoney calls to the phone numbers of the individuals close to Dr. Saraki, trailing the movement of these associates and giving different interpretations to the actions of these associates, all in a bid to poison the minds of the public against Saraki and to muddy the waters before the case commences on March 11.