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Nigerian Senate to Probe Saraki, Melaye Over Alleged Forgery



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The Senate has a short while ago resolved to probe its President, Bukola Saraki over reports that he procured fake papers to clear a bullet proof Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the ports.

The upper chamber also decided to investigate a close ally of Saraki, Sen. Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) over false certificate claims.

Senate decision followed a motion sponsored by the immediate-past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) which called for the probe of both men.

Ndume, who came under a motion of national importance, referred to a story published by Sahara Reporters? that suggested that Saraki is leading the Senate on a fight with the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali because his bullet proof Ranger Rover car was impounded for submissions of fake papers used in clearing it from the port in Lagos.

For Melaye, Ndume said the same online medium published a story that the Kogi Senator did not obtain a degree in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as claimed.

With the approval of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu) who presided, Ndume submitted some newspaper publications on the floor.

The matter was subsequently referred to the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions for further investigation.


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