For Real? Saraki Earned N254,000 As Governor But Was Paid N77m In Two Days

An official of Code of Conduct Bureau, Samuel Madojemu, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday, that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during his tenor as Governor of Kwara State, made cash lodgment of N77m in his account in September 2007.
Mr. Madojemu, who is the Head, Intelligence Unit of the CCB, said as of the time when the N77m cash lodgments were made on September 5, 2007, Saraki’s monthly salary as governor was N254,412.25 monthly.
He was testifying as the third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, on charges of assets declaration breaches.
Saraki was re-arraigned on amended 18 counts on Thursday before Madojemu continued his testimony which he commenced in the previous proceedings.
Charges instituted against the defendant included allegation that Saraki failed to make a written declaration of his “properties and assets”, that is, N77m made into his account with Guaranty Trust Bank GRA, Ilorin branch on September 5, 2007.
The prosecution alleged that the sum of N77m was not fairly attributable to his “income, gifts or loan approved by the Code of Conduct for Public Officers”.


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