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Saraki Didn’t Declare UK, Lagos, Abuja Houses –Witness


Senate President , Bukola Saraki, resumed on Monday with the first prosecution witness alleging that the defendant failed to declare houses in the United Kingdom, as well as the upscale areas of Ikoyi, Lagos and Abuja.

The witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ended his three-day testimony on Monday in the trial of Saraki on 13 counts of false and anticipatory asset declaration before the CCT.


The witness, who was led in evidence by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), also reeled off the names of various companies operated by the Senate President while he was the governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.
Wetkas revealed to the CCT alleged falsehood in the details of the assets Saraki had declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau when he was the governor.
He said Saraki bought three landed assets from the Presidential Implementation Committee on Sale of Federal Government Properties, which he did not declare in the forms submitted to the CCB.