By OBUTE JAMES
Following the inability to serve a court order on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremandu and two others, over alleged forgery, an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, trying the case has been served on them on Tuesday evening.
The order was served on by substituted means.
The court order was pasted on the notice board of the National Assembly, Tuesday evening.
Joined with Mr. Saraki as accused are his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasu, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi.
In the suit, with reference number CV/219/16, the four are charged for conspiracy and forgery of Senate Standing Rules used for the elections of Messrs Saraki and Ekweremadu last June 9, 2015.
Court order on Saraki and EkweremaduJustice Haliru Yusuf, Tuesday morning, had granted the leave to the Federal Government, represented by a Principal State Counsel, D.E Kaswe, to serve the accused by substituted means “to wit; by pasting it (originating summons) at the Notice Board of the National Assembly, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.”
The initial inability of Federal Government to serve the accused, thereby preventing theirappearances, stopped their arraignment today, Tuesday.
Subsequently, Mr. Yusuf fixed June 27 for the arraignment of the four accused persons. – Premium Times