Saraki Professor Sagay accused of trying to tamper with Senate President's CCT case

The tribunal had dismissed the charges of false assets declaration against Saraki in last week's ruling.

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Senate President Bukola Saraki's aide, Bamikole Omisore has accused the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay of trying to illegally influence Saraki's case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The tribunal had dismissed the charges of false assets declaration against Saraki in a ruling on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, due to the failure of the prosecution to prove he had a case to answer.

The Senate President's Senior Adviser on New Media took to his Twitter page (@MrBanksOmishore) on Sunday to raise accusations against the PACAC chairman and Sahara Reporters' publisher, Yele Sowore.

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Starting off in a series of tweets, he tweeted, "I have evidence that @YeleSowore working with Prof Sagay attempted to illegally influence CCT Judgement against @bukolasaraki BUT FAILED".

He went further to say he had evidence of his allegations, tweeting, "Prof Sagay was caught on Tape admitting he approached the CCT Judge to negatively influence case against @bukolasaraki to remove him as SP".

In a series of subsequent tweets, he went further to say the case against Saraki was a conspiracy to get rid of him as the Senate President, while championing it as a fight against corruption.

He later tweeted an audio file, reportedly of Sagay admitting that he had illegal contact with the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar.

Omisore tweeted, "audio recording of Prof Sagay admitting he made contact with CCt judge on trial against @bukolasaraki Fighting corruption with illegality"

 

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In his reaction to Saraki's acquittal by the tribunal last week, Sagay had said, “To start with, I’m shocked, because a lot of materials were put before the court. And for a court to uphold a no-case submission means that there was no prima facie case made.

“That’s why I’m a bit shocked because I followed the proceedings very closely.

“But there’s going to be an appeal. We’ll just wait and see happen then, but I’m thoroughly shocked, yes.”

Since the ruling last week, Omisore has also engaged in a war of words with Sowore, claiming he had tried to extort a $1 million bribe from Saraki in exchange for not spreading malicious stories about the Senate President.

Sowore had accused Saraki of bribing Danladi $2 million to gain victory at the tribunal.

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