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Code of Conduct Bureau charges Senate President with corruption

Saraki is accused of making a false declaration of assets and operating foreign accounts among other offences.

 

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has reportedly charged Senate President, Bukola Saraki with 13 counts of corruption.

Saraki is accused of making a false declaration of assets and operating foreign accounts among other offences, Premium Times reports.

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The charges are said to be contained in a document dated September 11 and filed before the CCB.

Saraki is also reportedly accused of failing to declare some assets he acquired while in office as governor and acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings.

According to the charge sheet, the offences are in violation of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

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Saraki has not made any comment on the alleged charges.

Meanwhile, Saraki is also in court over an alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 which led to his emergence as President.

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