Sunday, 19 June 2016

David Mark, Ekweremadu in forgery saga

Ike Ekweremadu ( deputy president of the Senate)and immediate past president of the Senate, David Mark have been invited to by police authorities to appear for an interaction.This is sequel to the re-opening of the case of alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules by presiding officers of the Seventh Senate and other individuals.

According to The Nation, the invitation letter, dated June 6, 2016 and signed by assistant inspector-general of police, James Caulcrick, also invited the former Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba; former clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa; chairman, Senate committee on rules and business, Ita Enang and the committee clerk, Dr. Nma Ogozy.

The letter titled first reminder made reference to an earlier one written by the police to the officers on July 1, 2015 on the same subject matter.

The letter reads: “I refer to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police’s letter No. CR:3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/VOL. 186/98 dated 1st July, 2015 requesting the under-listed officials of the seventh Senate to report to the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for the purpose of conducting investigation on the above subject matter: Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Majority Leader of the Senate, Clerk of the National Assembly, Clerk of the Senate, Chairman, Business and Rules; Secretary, Business and Rules.

“As at the time of writing this letter, none of the officials in the above seventh Senate list honoured the invitation to respond to the allegations, except the clerks of the National Assembly and the Senate.

“Consequent upon the above, you are kindly requested to inform the listed officials yet to respond to report to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department on 9th June, 2016 for the purpose of further investigation on the matter.
“While hoping that you will accord this request the urgent attention it deserves, please accept the warm regards of the Inspector-General of Police.”

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