Police reopen alleged forgery case against Mark, Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa
The Nigeria Police has reopened the case of alleged forgery of Senate standing rules by some senators.
It had invited the presiding officers of the Seventh Senate and relevant individuals to appear before it.
The rules were alleged to have been forged to alter the pattern of electing presiding officers from hitherto open ballot system to secret ballot at the inauguration of the Eight Senate on June 9, 2015.
The alleged forgery also included the alteration of the pattern of the nomination of committee chairmanship in such a way that the new rules now permit the opposition to chair Grade A committees in contrast to the trend in the past.
The letter of invitation, which was dated June 6, 2016 and signed by an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, James Caulcrick, listed the affected officers to include immediate past Senate President, David Mark; his deputy and also incumbent Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.
Also on the list are former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba; former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa; Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Ita Enang, Dr. Nma Ogozy and former Clerk of the Senate (now deceased).
The letter reads: “I refer to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police’s letter No. CR:3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/VOL. 186/98 dated July 1, 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.