The Code of Conduct Bureau has allegedly served the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, a 13-count charge of corruption. In charge number ABT/01/15, dated September 11 and filed before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Saraki is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara state.
According to the charges, the Senate President is also accused acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings and operating foreign accounts while being a public officer – governor and senator.
The charges were said to have been prepared by M.S. Hassan, a deputy director in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and allegedly served on Mr. Saraki. The Senate President might be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal this week.