Saraki Did NASS increase CCB’s budget by N4bn to save Senate President from trial?

Officials of the Presidency are suspicious of the move which they see as an attempt to stop the CCB from prosecuting a top member of the National Assembly for corruption.

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The controversy over the 2016 budget continues as the National Assembly is alleged to have increased the budget of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by over N4 billion.

According to The Guardian, officials of the Presidency are suspicious of the move which they see as an attempt to stop the CCB from prosecuting a top member of the National Assembly for corruption.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki was, in 2015, accused of asset declaration fraud by the CCB.

Saraki is currently facing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over the charges.

The Senate President is alleged to have committed the offence during his tenure as governor of Kwara State.

Saraki has insisted severally that his trial has nothing to do with corruption but is instead a form of political persecution.

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