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Criminal charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu to be withdrawnl

The federal government has filed a petition to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy against senate president bukola saraki and his deputy ike ekweremadu. an affidavit has been filed before the high court of federal capital territory by odubu loveme, the litigation officer from the federal ministry of justice on thursday read also: saraki’s trial: read the decision taken by court of appeal on october 6 an amended charge now include the names of salisu maikasuwa, the former clerk of the national assembly, and ben efeturi, a former deputy clerk. 

Both were arraigned alongside saraki and ekweremadu on june 10, 2016. the four pleaded not guilty on july 27, 2016. the amended charge reads in part: “salisu maikasuwa and benedict efeturi, on or about the 9th day of june 2015 at the national assembly complex, three arms zone, abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court agreed to do an illegal act, to wit to make the senate standing orders 2015 as amended without the authority of…