How Saraki Typed $2M Bribe He Offered To CCT Chairman On Phone For Fear Of Being Recorded

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June 16, 2017  – Saraki Paid CCT Chairman Justice Danladi Umar $2Million To Close False Asset Declaration Case

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 To set himself free from CCT probe, Senate President Bukola Saraki paid heavily in cash, and in kind, SaharaReporters learned on Wednesday.

The cash payment, a whopping $2million, went to CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar. The kind was a promise to the cabal at the Nigerian presidency to block Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A source close to the CCT revealed to SaharaReporters how Mr. Saraki and his lawyer, former Attorney General Kanu Agabi, had worked relentlessly since Saraki hired him, with the objective of stopping the trial one way or another.

Some of the calculations were easy: Mr. Agabi had formed a close relationship with Mr. Umar, whom he had hired out of Law School years ago to work in his private legal practice following his tenure as Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). Mr. Umar’s brother, Sambo Umar, also worked with Mr. Agabi during his tenure as AGF.

At a first meeting facilitated former Governor of Bauchi state, Isa Yuguda in Abuja, Mr. Saraki reportedly offered the CCT chairman the $2m to acquit him of the false declaration charges he faced.

But Mr. Saraki did not speak the words, our source said. Instead, he showed the figure to Mr. Umar typed on his phone, fearing that if he said the figure out loud he could be recorded.

Mr. Saraki, who is a very wealthy man, can conveniently afford such a sum, partly to wholesale rampaging over public funds in which he has been involved, and which is at the heart of his trial. But he may also have been strengthened by his recent embezzlement of over N3.5b in Paris Club refunds.

The entire deal, according to the source, was facilitated by former Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda, a friend of Mr. Umar, but it also involved a top police officer.

To sweeten the deal, the Senate president also offered to block the confirmation of EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu. It would be recalled that in a severe blow to the anti-corruption war, the Senate in March 2017 denied Mr. Magu’s confirmation.

Mr. Umar agreed to help Mr. Saraki. He had succeeded in postponing the hearing several times for over a year before suddenly calling Mr. Saraki’s lawyers and prosecutors yesterday to tell them he would rule on the case.

SaharaReporters learned on Tuesday night that the decision would acquit Mr. Saraki of all wrongdoing, and a source revealed that Mr. Saraki boasted to his colleagues that the matter had been “settled.”

Mr. Saraki was then officially acquitted of all charges on Wednesday.

Ahead of the ruling being made, his Chief of Staff and his social media handler, Bankole Omishore, then confidently went as far as to invite 10 youths to have a celebratory dinner with Mr. Saraki today.

That event is held tonight with several of the youths abandoned to their fate after they ate at Saraki’s residence.

[Saraha Reporter]

9 thoughts on “How Saraki Typed $2M Bribe He Offered To CCT Chairman On Phone For Fear Of Being Recorded

  1. This stupid saraki is always getting away with crime. How can he still be the senate president. With saraki in power there is no hope for Nigeria again

    • Common princcet , did you just say INNOCENT MAN ? Do we have have such in d corridor of power in Nigeria? Ask urself pls , else u are one of the benefitiary

  2. In a developed country these thief senator won’t be incharge as senator if awaiting trial for corruption, these govt really has failed in all aspect…

  3. SARAKI HAS BEEN DOCKED NUMBER OF TIMES SINCE BECOMING A SENATOR,HE WAS CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION HAVING RAN KWARA STATE AS A GOVERNOR FOR 8 YRS WITH THE FULL BACKING OF HIS CORRUPTED FATHER ..NORTHERN JUDGE HAS CABAL CONNECTION ,SARAKI IS APC MEMBER AND ITS JUST NOISE AND NOTHING WILL COME OUT OF IT..W

  4. This is a surprise to me because our Judiaciary is full of thieves and they have finished this Country. This is the why Buhari went hard on those arrested Judges. If our judiciary continues on this trend, there is no hope for this nation entirely. Right from the inception of this case Saraki should not have presided at anything Senate plenary. He should have recused himself because of corruption charges hanging around his neck.

    If Saraki is acquited of all charges, is either the prosecutor or the Jucge doesn’t know what he/she is doing. This is the guy whom Panama paper revealed he hide the stolen wealth under his wife’s name.

    I was perturbed to see some people from his state celebrating his victory. This is the same guy who sold their future and their children in exchange for a plate of Amala they are going to eat at his place that day.

    I hate double standard idea generated from the Judiciary ends. That means if you have your money, you can buy judgement but if not, you going to rot in jail. UK convicted James Ibori with same offense he was acquitted of in Nigeria. People like Saraki, Allyson Madueke, Patience Jonathan, Dino want Buhari die so they can turn this Country to Cabal republic. Time is coming when all of you will account for your iniquities.

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