Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to quash the forgery charge filed against him, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and others by the Federal Government. He is also praying the court to dispense with his physical appearance so that the business of lawmaking will not suffer and because he is already undergoing another trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Saraki, the third defendant, was charged along with Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Clerk of the Senate Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and Deputy Clerk Benedict Efeturi. Justice Yusuf Haliru had ordered substituted service of the charge and adjourned until June 27 for arraignment.
The Senate President, in an application filed by his lawyer Ahmed Raji (SAN), a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, is praying the court to quash the charge.