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ASSET DECLARATION: FG drags Ekweremadu to court

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been dragged to court by the Federal Government over alleged failure to declare some of his assets.

Also dragged to court on same alleged offence is Senator Albert Bassey Akpan, representing (Akwa Ibom North-East).

The Government accused them of failing to declare some of their assets in charges marked FHC/ABJ/CR/62/2018 (for Ekweremadu) and FHC/ABJ/CR/88/2018 (for Akpan).

The charges were filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP).

While that of Ekweremadu was assigned to Justice Binta Nyako, that of Akpan is assigned to Justice John Tsoho.

When the matter came up in court on Wednesday, both judges granted leave to the prosecution to serve the charges and other accompanying court documents on the defendants through the Clerk of the National Assembly.

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The order for substituted service was granted by both judges after listening to the prosecution lawyer, Celsus Upong, who complained of difficulty in effecting personal service on the defendants.

The Federal Government had instituted similar charges against Senate President Bukola Saraki but lost the case both at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and at the Supreme Court.

 

 

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