The embattled Senate President is facing a 16-count charge of false asset declaration.
Since the charges were leveled against him, Mr. Saraki has stalled the trial for months on end. But on October 5, the CCT dismissed the Senate President's latest attempt to suspend the hearing and adjourned the matter till November 7 and 8. He then attempted to have all charges dropped against him, but the Court of Appeal dismissed his motion on October 27.
In a last ditch effort to evade prosecution, Mr. Saraki met with high-level appointees in President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, agreeing to oppose the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in exchange for dropping charges against Mr. Saraki.
SaharaReporters revealed that Presidential Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Department of State Services Director-General Lawal Daura, and Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami were among those involved in the plot to block Mr. Magu's confirmation.
These officials oppose Mr. Magu for his strong anti-corruption stance and his refusal to be bribed.
SaharaReporters sources revealed that Mr. Saraki in the last few days is capitalizing on President Muhammadu Buhari's quest to get the Nigerian National Assembly to approve his quest to borrow $30billion from international financial institutions as a negotiating tool to insist that the President force the CCT to dismiss the charges against him. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now