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EFCC witness says Abuja property not bearing Saraki’s name


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Anti-graft agency arrests bank’s MD over alleged fresh $153m scam
For 11 consecutive days, the cross-examination of Micheal Wetkas, the prosecution witness in the on-going trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, continued yesterday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

At the resumed hearing, the defence counsel, Paul Usoro (SAN), drew Wetkas’ attention to Exhibit 20 – a letter written by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS), demanding information about properties allegedly owned by Saraki.

The witness told the court that the one-page document was not signed, an indication that the document was not complete.

The witness also confirmed that the Power of Attorney was issued between one David Baba Akawo and Carlisle Properties Limited in 1992, about 10 years before Saraki became the governor of Kwara State.

In another development, the EFCC has revealed how N1.35 billion was shared among personalities and party members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also, the anti-graft agency has re-arrested the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, in a fresh $153 million scam allegedly connected with former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison Madueke.

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    Why is EFCC limiting its search light only on the money spent by PDP on election in its so called ochestrated fight against corruption? Does that mean APC did not spend? By the way how did EFCC determine which amount was spent on Jonathan’s re-election’s bid and the one for governors, national assemblys and state assemblys elections? Even when EFCC has chosen t be an instrument of oppression in the hands of APC, couldn’t it have done it in more matured way that would be convincing even to the most skeptic than the brazenand open manner it is been done. Infact the way EFCC is going about its fight against corruption has made it look like a sham and believe it or not it will not take time when even the most gullible would realise the roll of this agency in APC government.

  • olusola tunde

    This case is becoming the usual one, prosecuting people in the court of public opinion without concrete evidence, thus the case is becoming dead on arrival