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Saraki Received Kwara Governor Salary As Pension While Elected Senator Till August 2015 – Witness

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April 6, 2016 – Bukola Saraki Collected Kwara State Governor Salary As Pension While Elected Senator Till August 2015 – Witness Tells Court

The ongoing corruption and false asset declaration trial of Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki continued today, with First prosecution witness, Michael Weskat alleging that Saraki drew salaries from Kwara State, up till August 2015.

Saraki was the governor between May 2003 and May 2011. He was elected Senator for Kwara central in 2011.

Weskat told the Court that the EFCC wrote Access Bank to furnish it with the salary of the defendants to enable it know the income of defendants when he was governor of Kwara State.

“In the statement, the salary that was coming into the account was 254,412.55kobo as salary for July 2007.

“The salary paid for May 2011 was 291,124.00. The salary was paid on 3 June, 2011 as Kwara State govt May 2011 salary.

On 4 July, 2011, there was another payment June 2011 salary of N572,286,32 kobo.

“On 29 August 2011, there was another payment of another N744,002.22kobo.

“On 29 September, 2011, September salary and the sum is N740, On 27 October 2011, October salary for N1,165, 466.12.

“On the 7 Dec 2011, there was payment of the same amount.

“Then on 28 Dec 2011, there was payment of the same amount into the account as December pension.

“On 1 February, 2011, the same amount, but the narration is salary.

The witness said payment of salaries or pension into the account was stopped on 31 August, 2015.

“Does it mean the defendants was receiving salary after leaving office?” the Chairman of the Tribunal queried.

“That’s exactly what I am trying to prove. I know what I am doing,” Jacobs replied

The second tenure of Saraki as governor ended May 29, 2011 and he became a Senator also on 2011.

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8 Comments

  1. Maryf

    April 6, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Saraki should be jailed. There’s no need of all these trials. He’s guilty of the crimes.

  2. Olanrewaju

    April 6, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    I’m waiting patiently to see the end of his trial

  3. fifelomo

    April 7, 2016 at 2:45 AM

    You are finished. This trial is a waste of time. You are guilty of all the crimes.

  4. temitope

    April 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    This man is an armed robber, ah ah he should be jailed

  5. sola olaniyi

    April 7, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    he should be sentenced jare..enough evidence already

  6. Metu Nyetu

    April 7, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    I thought that former governors are entilted to pensions from their states.

  7. Olutoyin

    April 7, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    my leaned readers this is a mere scare monger. I mean a rumor alarm claim by the witness through the prosecution lawyer. but the kwara state government has debunk the allegation with full evidence which was issue by the secretary to the kwara state government in person of Alhaji Isiaka Gold. Kwara State Government, therefore, dismissed
    as false and misleading the allegation that
    former Governor Saraki was receiving salaries
    after the expiration of his two-term tenure as
    governor of the state.
    Alhaji Gold advised interested stakeholders to
    seek clarification from appropriate authority to
    avoid misleading the public. what I knew personally about saraki pension was the introduction of Abubakar Bukola saraki foundation where he vow to migrate his pension fund for scholarship which he fulfilled and the foundation commence full operation which was benefited by the less privilege.
    At the next sitting there would be room for cross examination from the counsel of defence. Almighty God would vindicate him except if his trial was not machinated by some politician. God bless Nigeria

  8. ade eagle

    April 9, 2016 at 11:35 PM

    corrupt bastard hope he rotten in jail

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