Saraki, Ekweremadu Land In Court, Both May Be Remanded In Prison Today

Anxiety has gripped members of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, as Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, today appear before the High Court, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for allegedly forging Senate Rules in 2015.

The two Principal officers of the Nigerian Senate alongside, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and Benedict Efeturi were dragged to court by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for allegedly tampering with the standing rules to conduct election that brought them into office.

Ever since the case was filed against Saraki and Ekweremadu, there have been anxiety about their fate. Some lawmakers fear that if they are not granted bail, there will be vacuum in leadership when the Senate reconvenes.

It will be recalled that aggrieved senators, belonging to the Unity Forum, headed by Barnabas Gemade petitioned the police alleging forgery following the election of principal officers for the Senate.

Following a request for substituted service by the prosecution counsel, David Kaswe, the trial judge had ordered that the accused persons be served with the charges by pasting the notice on the board of the National Assembly in line with the provisions of Sections 123 and 124 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.

Meanwhile, fears are mounting that when Saraki and Ekweremadu appear in court, they might be remanded in custody pending when they would perfect their bail condi