The case against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, alongside two others on charges of forgery of Senate Standing Orders, was stalled and then adjourned till September 28 by a Federal High Court in Abuja, due to the court’s vacation that commenced today (Monday).
The duo, alongside the outgoing clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Mr. Ben Efeturi, were to appear before Yusuf Hallilu, in Abuja on Monday.
At the resumed trial, Saraki and Ekweremadu were informed that the judge had already proceeded on vacation and the trial will begin on September 28.
Saraki, Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa and Efeturi, were said to have on or about June 9, 2015, with fraudulent intent, forged the Senate Standing Orders 2011 (as amended), causing it to be believed as the genuine Standing Orders 2015 and circulated same for use during the inauguration of the 8th Senate when they knew that the said order was not made in compliance with the procedure for amendment of the Senate orders.
A statement issued by the Principal State Counsel, Federal Ministry of Justice, D. E. Kaswe, also stated that the four-some, thereby, committed an offence punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code laws.