Barring last minute intervention, the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, are scheduled for arraignment before an Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi on Tuesday, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery.
The Federal Government, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, accused the duo of complicity in alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015. They were charged alongside the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Mr. Benedict Efeturi.
The alleged bogus Standing Order was used to conduct the July 9, 2015, election through which both Saraki and Ekweremadu emerged. The two Lawmakers and their co-defendants are scheduled to enter their plea before trial Justice Yusuf Halilu. FG maintained that they had by their conduct, committed an offence punishable under Section 97 (1) and 364 of the Penal Code Act.