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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Saraki and Ekweremadu tutored on life in Prison

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have been tutored on how to live in a prison, a Senator told our correspondent.
Saraki, Ekweremadu, outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Benedict Efeturi are standing trial at a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged forging of the Senate Rules book.

It was gathered that the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) lectured the Senate leaders on Monday.
Our correspondent gathered that Sani, who spent four years in various prisons across the country during the era of late General Sani Abacha tutored the Senate leaders at the Court during their forgery case.
A Senator who was at the Court on Monday said Sani lectured the accused persons when Justice Yusuf Halilu stood down the forgery suit for one hour.
"Sani came and lectured the presiding officers on life in the prison. He told them that in the prison there is ranking rule like at the National Assembly. He advised them to cooperate with the Governor in the prison.
"He said after registration, they will be given plates for meals. Sani also told them that they are going to share toilet, bathroom with other inmates and that it is the Governor of the prison that will allocate bed space to them,"he said.
When contacted on phone, Sani confirmed lecturing the presiding officers on prison.
"Yes, is anything bad in what I did? They are my colleagues and as a former inmates, I felt I should educate them on how to live in the prison, so that they will not be caught unaware, "he said.
Recall that Saraki had in a statement he issued after appearing at the Court said he is ready to go to jail in order to defend the country's democracy.

Culled from Daily Trust

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