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Saraki declared assets, CCB affirms

The trial of Senate President BUKOLA SARAKI continued yesterday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal with the Code of Conduct Bureau admitting that SARAKI declared his assets and those of his family members.

The third prosecution witness and a staff of CCB, Mr. SAMUEL MADOJEMU, also admitted before the tribunal during cross-examination that SARAKI equally declared the assets of his wife, Mrs. TOYIN SARAKI, both in Nigeria and abroad, as well as those of his children whose names were not read out.

At the resumed trial of the defendant on alleged false declaration of assets, the witness admitted that SARAKI’s assets were recorded in the Assets Forms he submitted to CCB at various times.

The witness told the tribunal that the investigation, which led to the arraignment of SARAKI in 2015, was actually carried out by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

On the alleged double salary received by SARAKI after he had left office as Kwara State governor and when he was in the Senate, the witness pointed out that CCB did not consult with the Kwara State government to confirm the claim but only based its acceptance of the claim on the report of the EFCC and a bank account of SARAKI with the Access Bank.

The tribunal has however adjourned trial till April 5 for re-examination of the witness by the prosecution.

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