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#GistMall:_Senate questions Saraki over seized SUV

Senate president Bukola Saraki has appeared before the Senate committee on ethics and privileges over the seizure of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) allgedly owned by the Senate.

Senator Saraki has told the Senate committee on ethics and privileges that he was not involved in the importation of the seized SUV. The vehicle was impounded by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in January after discovering that the documents used in clearing it were allegedly forged, according to The Cable. READ ALSO: BREAKING! Dino Melaye graduated with third class in Geography – ABU VC There have been allegations that the row of the senate with Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of customs, is as a result of the action of the agency. Former majority leader, Sen. Ali Ndume, told the committee on Monday, March 27, that had no evidence linking Saraki to the ownership of the seized vehicle, The Punch reports. He said his point of order which the Senate ordered its probe, was based on media reports.
But Ndume asked the panel to probe the matter. Saraki on his part, told the committee that he was neither an importer nor involved in the importation of the said vehicle by using any agent on his behalf,” Daily Post reports. “Thank you members of the Senate Committee for inviting me. I am not an importer, I have no agent involved in importing the vehicle on my behalf”, he said.
READ ALSO: EFCC indicts Saraki and his aides in N19bn Paris Club scam The Senate president said the senators had the responsibility to protect the institution from those trying to pull the Senate down at all cost, stressing that the only difference between the military administration and that of democracy was the National Assembly.

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