What is the situation in Nigerian Senate with its president Bukola Saraki? Has he brought in the foreign lawyers to protect him on trial?
Over the last year Nigeria and Nigerians had many scandals, money issues and corruption cases to discuss. And Bukola Saraki president of the senate in Nigeria was one of the people to give us a cause to talk. Four months ago the Supreme Court has stopped the Code of Conduct Tribunal against this Nigerian prominent politician. However, President Buhari keeps on sticking to his anti corruption policy and investigation has moved on. So, what is Bukola Saraki latest news?
Who is Bukola Saraki? - Brief Saraki biography
He was born back in 1962 and his full name is Olubukola Abubakar Saraki. His father was a senator Olusola Saraki and he took the position in power from 1979 to 1983. Bukola Saraki started his education in Lagos, by attending King’s College. Later on he went to UK to finish up the education and got his degree from London Hospital Medical College of the University of London.
His political major career started back in 2000, when Olesung Obasanjo made him a special President assistant. He took the position of Senate President in 2015.
On March 18 of 2016 the CCT trial was renewed on the case of Bukola Saraki and corruption in Nigeria. It seems like the Senate president failed to declare all his assets. Bukola Saraki has a family: a wife and four children.
Bukola Saraki assets
Many sources indicate that Saraki possesses a massive fleet of expensive cars. Some of the Saraki cars are Mercedes vehicles worth millions and millions of naira. One of the most expensive cars in his fleet seems to be bullet proof Mercedes G500 worth over 45 million naira. And the lest expensive car costs around 2 million naira.
Moreover, he has got many properties and buildings. Some of them are worth around 60 million naira, while the cost of others rises to over N500 million. Due to the CCT trial many people call on the Senate President to resign.
Bukola Saraki news – foreign lawyers and refusal to resign
Presently Bukola Saraki resignation is not a reality, yet. He refuses to resign and declares that all the trouble with the trial is brewed up and aimed by other politicians to ruin his career and take his position.
Seems like Mr. Saraki feels a need for highly qualified help of lawyers. Reportedly he has brought in some of them to Nigeria from other countries to protect him during the trial. Follow the news and see what happens next.
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