Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who is also the Turaki of Ilorin, reportedly bought (4) Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) Toyota Venzer Salon Cars, as gifts to the four of the High Chiefs of Ilorin Emirate whose names were given as Balogun Gambari, Magaji Aree of Ilorin, Balogun Alanamu and Balogun Ajikobi of Ilorin.
Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, presented the cars to the Baloguns at the ancient palace of Ilorin where royal prayers were offered for the beneficiaries and the benefactor. Here are more photos below;
Few days ago Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki released a statement concerning his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal which resumes on February 6th, 2018.
Mr. Bukola Saraki was accused of false asset declaration and arraigned before the CCT by the Code of Conduct Bureau in 2015.
He was later discharged of all 18-count charges against him by a two-member panel of the tribunal led by its chairman, Danladi Umar.
In a ruling on Mr. Saraki’s no-case submission in June, 2017, Mr. Umar agreed with the submissions of Mr. Saraki’s lawyers that he (Saraki) had no case to answer and subsequently cleared the Senate President of all allegations against him.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, however, the Federal government appealed the decision of the tribunal resulting in the December 12 judgement of the Appeal Court.
A three-member panel of the appeal court led by judge, Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson, held that Mr. Saraki needed to explain himself in the light of evidences mounted against him by the prosecution.
The appeal court said the prosecution clearly accused Mr. Saraki of falsely declaring that he purchased a residence at number 17a McDonald Street Ikoyi Lagos from his (Saraki’s) proceeds of the sale of rice, when according to the prosecution the house was purchased with loans obtained while the Senate president was governor of Kwara state.
The appeal court also said the prosecution succeeded in showing that Mr. Saraki obtained the controversial loan from the Guaranty Trust bank, amounting to N380 million.