Towards the Federal Government's fraud suit against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Mr. Ben Efeturi, slated for now at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, more than 14 witnesses have been lined up to give proof on the charged falsification of the 2015 Senate Order.

An statement by the Principal State Counsel, Federal Ministry of Justice, D. E. Kaswe, asserted that Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa and Efeturi, were approximately June 9, 2015, with fraudulent intention, forged the Senate Standing Orders 2011 (as corrected), making it to be accepted as the certified Standing Orders 2015 and circled same for use amid the introduction of the eighth Senate when they realized that the said request was not made in consistence with the strategy for change of the Senate orders. As indicated by the statement, the four-a few, subsequently, dedicated an offense culpable under Section 364 of the Penal Code laws.

The rundown of witnesses lined up to affirm against the four persons incorporate both serving and previous representatives who were in the seventh Senate.

They are the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang; Senators Sulaiman Hunkuyi; Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central); Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe North); Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice (APC, Ondo North) and Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina South). Others are Senator Solomon Ewuga, Senator Ojudu Babafemi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dan'Azumi J. Doma and a police examiner, David Igbodo.

According to Vanguard News it was assembled that at the trial of the above mentioned litigants, the arraignment expects to depend on the affirmation of the accompanying witness. In a record Vanguard got, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, APC, Kaduna North and a serving Senator would affirm regarding how the Senate Standing Order 2015 was produced.

As per the report,

"Congressperson Ita Enang was a representative that spoke to Akwa Ibom North Senatorial District, in the seventh National Assembly.

he was likewise the Chairman of the principles and Business Committee of the seventh Senate. He will likewise illuminate the court on the system for alteration of Senate standing Order.

"Congressperson Solomon Ewuga was an individual from the seventh National gathering.
He will enlighten the court that the Senate Standing Order, 2011, was never revised, he may likewise be required to show some exhibits.
"Representative Ahmed Lawan is a serving congressperson of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and was likewise an individual from the seventh National Assembly.
He will make it known to the court that the senate standing Order 2011 was never altered.

"Representative Abdullahi A. Gumel is a serving representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He will educate the court that he was given the Senate Standing Order 2011 amid the instigation course of the eighth National Assembly."
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