Pictures: Drama as Saraki, Ekweremadu forgery trial begins

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were docked before an Abuja High Court on Monday over alleged complicity in forgery of the Senate Standing Rules.

The two men are accused of forging the Senate rules during the process by which they were elected leaders of the National Assembly in June 2015.

They were arraigned alongside former Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Mr. Benedict Efeturi.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against them by the Federal Government.

Following their not guilty plea, they were all granted bail by Justice Yusuf Haliru and the case was adjourned till July 11.

Saraki, who stormed the court with over 30 senators, is accused in a separate case of falsely declaring his assets when he was Kwara State governor from 2003 to 2011.

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