Wednesday, 11 May 2016

BREAKING NEWS:-CCT: CCB witness admits letter probing assets written in 2015

CCT: CCB witness admits letter
probing assets written in 2015

– Senate president Bukola Saraki has been
undergoing trial at the Code of Conduct
Tribunal (CCT)
– He has been charged over issues
bordering on false declaration of assets
– Michael Wetkas, the principal witness
reveals the letter probing Saraki’s assets
was written in 2015
Senate president Bukola Saraki
There has been a revelation at the Code of
Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Tuesday, May 10,
that the letter from the anti-graft agency to
the presidential implementation committee
questioning some property acquired by
Senate President Bukola Saraki was written
on August 5, 2015.
This was disclosed by Michael Wetkas, a
principal witness at the trial and a detective
of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) while he was cross-
examined by Paul Erokoro, one of Saraki’s
He disclosed that Saraki allegedly bought
property from the committee, but did not
declare it. This was contrary to his
testimony that the EFCC had started an
investigation of the defendant in 2011 which
implies that the investigation commenced
after Saraki emerged as Senate president.

In one of the charges in which Saraki is
accused of making anticipatory declaration
of assets. The witness maintained that the
defendant committed the offence.
However, he had previously admitted on
Thursday, April 21 that t he defendant was
not investigated by the Code of Conduct
Bureau (CCB) for alleged false declaration
assets, but by only the EFCC investigated
the senate president.
Erokoro asked Wetkas, “ you already told the
tribunal that you don’t know the property that
you will acquire in three years’ time. Why
doesn’t this apply to the defendant?”
“The defendant is in the best place to answer
that,” Wetkas responded.
Saraki has been charged to court since
September 22, 2015 over 13 counts bordered
on corruption.