Indications emerged Saturday that the Federal Government will no longer be pursuing the case of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, allegedly masterminded by Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
Recall that the police had submitted a fresh report of investigation to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice through the National Prosecution Coordination Committee indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu.
The Federal Government had, on October 7,2016, withdrawn the charges of criminal conspiracy before an Abuja Federal High Court. It was learnt that the AGF’s office got fresh police investigation some days after the charges were withdrawn.
Secretary of the NPCC and a Special Adviser to the AGF, Sylvester Imhanobe, said that though the AGF office received the report, it would not change the earlier decision to withdraw the charge.
However, an anonymous source in the Federal Ministry of Justice told Punch that the Federal Government also, partly resolved to stop pursuing the case in order to “bolster the rapport” with the Senate, which President Muhammadu Buhari “desperately needs to push through a number of its policies.”