FG Lines Up El-Rufai, 4 Other Witnesses To Testify Against Saraki
The Federal government has lined up a total of five witnesses that will testify against Saraki, among them the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and incumbent governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Naisr El-Rufai, Vanguard is reporting.
El-Rufai, according to the report is expected to testify that he was the one that sold one of the assets that Saraki bought in Abuja, which the government alleged that he failed to include among the assets belonging to him.
The government said it has already furnished Saraki with the proof of evidence against him, just as it also attached as exhibits, four different assets declaration forms the accused persons submitted to the CCB.
“We have gathered enough evidence to prove that the defendant made anticipatory assets declaration”, Rotimi boasted.
Before he exited the dock yesterday, Saraki, who was all smiles, gaily acknowledged cheers from his supporters who defied heavy security presence within the tribunal premises and thronged the court room in their numbers yesterday.
Asid Ekweremadu, other lawmakers that appeared in court with Saraki yesterday included, Senators Shaaba Lafiaji; Theodore Orji; Mao Ohuabunwa, Tayo Alasoadura, Kaura Tijani, Samuel Anyanwu, Ben Murray-Bruce, Gilbert Nnaji, Peter Nwaoboshi, Rose Okoh, Kabiru Gaya, Sunny Ogborji, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Mohammed Ohiare, Isa Hamma Missau, Emmanuel Paulker, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Obinna Ogba, Clifford Ordia, Foster Ogola, Gershom Bassey and Olaka Nwogu.
Others were former governors of Sokoto and Ebonyi states, Aliyu Wamakko and Dr. Samuel Egwu.