Ekweremadu, Akpan to face trial over false assets declaration

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu , and Senator Bassey Akpan , who represents Akwa Ibom North- East Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State have been charged bhe Federal Government for allegedly refusing to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.

A judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho ordered that the charges and other accompanying papers be served on the two of them through the Clerk of the National Assembly.

The judge, also fixed October 22 and November 19 respectively, for the next hearing date in respect of the two separate sets of charges instituted against the senators – Ekweremadu and Akpans.

Vanguard reportd that the Okoi Obono – Obla – led SPIPRPP had, on behalf of the Federal Government , filed the two separate criminal suits containing two counts each against the senators.



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