Corruption: Why Bukola Saraki Is in Trouble


Senate President, Bukola Saraki

There are strong indications that Bukola Saraki, Senate President, may be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, any moment from now.
UNTOLD learnt that the Code of Conduct Bureau, on September 11, slammed a 13-count charge of corruption on the Senate President.

Saraki is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara State.
Reports monitored on PREMIUM TIMES, and on the charge sheet with number ABT/01/15 filed before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, indicate that the Senate President is in trouble with the Code of Conduct Bureau, for among other things, failing to declare some assets he acquired while in office as governor.
Among other offences, Saraki is accused of allegedly acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings. He is also accused of operating foreign accounts while being a public officer, both as governor and senator.
In view of these, the charge sheet, signed by M.S. Hassan, a deputy director in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, said the Senate President has breached Section 2 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.
Saraki is also said to have violated sections of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
The charge sheet added that the Senate President’s offences are punishable under paragraph 9 of the said Fifth Schedule of the Constitution.





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