Ekweremadu denies knowledge of alleged Senate rules forgery suit



Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said yesterday that he had no knowledge of the charges reported to have been filed against him over the allegation of forgery of the rules of the Senate.

He also declared that he had never been invited by the police on the matter let alone having been served with the charges, which were reported to have been preferred against him at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

A statement issued by Ekweremadu’s Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, said: “We read the reports of the so-called police invitation and charges allegedly preferred against Senator Ekweremadu; the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki; and others on the pages of the newspapers like other Nigerians.‎’’

The statement, which declared Ekweremadu’s readiness to appear in court anytime he was so invited, wondered why the police could claim that he had failed to honour an earlier invitation when it had publicly declared in the past that it had not invited him.

“‎The office also notes that in July 2015, the police spokesperson told the world (and it is on record) that the NPF did not invite Senator Ekweremadu for questioning and that the NPF did not at any time question him over the so-called forged Senate Standing Orders.

‘’We are, therefore, as surprised as other Nigerians at the current twists and turns by the same police one year after and also after they had since submitted to the Attorney General of the federation, their investigation report, which neither indicted nor even made the slightest mention of Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Moreso that the petitioners never named Ekweremadu in their petition in the first instance.‎”

The statement reads further said: “Even as we try to reconcile the reports of the simultaneous police invitation and court processes, nobody has, till date, served the Deputy President of the Senate any letter of invitation by the police or court summons.

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