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Friday, 9 March 2018

Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu To Face Trial Over ‘Hidden Assets’ In UAE, UK, US


Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, will be charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) one week from now the office of the attorney-general of the Federation 

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, will be charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) one week from now by the office of the attorney-general (AGF), Senator Ekweremadu will be rraigned for “false declaration of assets”, a similar charge hammered against Senate President Bukola Saraki whose case was suspended uncertainly on Thursday by the court. 

Ekweremadu is  accused of having assets in United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America which he purportedly did not unveil in his assertions to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). 

In the interim, aofficials of the ministry of justice and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are expected to leave for the UAE on Monday to seek the forfeiture of eight properties allegedly connected to Ekweremadu. 

The forfeiture is being sought under a bilateral agreement reached between the two countries after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015.

Sahara Reporters, the shriek blowing site, had announced that Nigeria asked for data on Ekweremadu's benefits depending on the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI), a multi-jurisdictional instrument for uncovering shrouded resources and earnings. 

Nigeria is a signatory to AEoI. 

As indicated by the site, two "undeclared" properties were additionally followed to Ekweremadu in the UK and three in the US — conveying to a sum of 13. 

Ekweremadu, a senator chose on the platform  of PDP since 2003, caused a surprise in 2015 when he was chosen elected deputy senate president in an APC-commanded chamber. 

Saraki, in spite of the fact that an individual from APC, was chosen Senate president against the desires of the gathering chain of command. 

On the off chance that discovered liable, the two men could lose their positions and could likewise be prohibited from holding open office for up to 10 years. 

Mr. Ekweremadu's properties in the UAE were uncovered by an informant. In the nation, the Deputy Senate President possesses eight properties. Among these are Apartments EGG1/1/114 and EGG1/1/115 Emirates Garden, Apartment DFB/12/B 1204 Park Towers, Flat 3604, MAG214 and Villa No.148, MAEEN1 The Lakes, Emirate Hills. The others are Boulevard 3901, two pads of Burij Side Boulevard, The Signature; and Room 1903, Hotel Downtown. 

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