Forgery: Saraki, Ekweremadu, others granted bail

A Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has granted the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, bail.

Both men are standing trial over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order.

However, the court, presided over by Justice Halilu Yusuf after listening to preliminary arguments, granted them bail on Monday.

Popularly known as the Senate Rules, the Senate Standing Order is said to have been forged by Saraki, Ekweremadu and others in the bid to inaugurate the 8th Assembly last year.

This was also used for the election that produced the Principal Officers of the Assembly.

Also granted bail is the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, who is also standing trial alongside Saraki and Ekweremadu.