The Federal Government on Wednesday charged the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Senator Bassey Akpan, who represents Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, with offences in relation to their alleged refusal and negligence to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.
At the court session on Wednesday, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja where two separate charges were filed against the senators and ordered that the charges and other accompanying papers be served on the two of them through the Clerk of the National Assembly.
The judge, after granting the orders for service through substituted means, fixed October 22 for the next hearing date in respect of Ekweremadu’s case and November 19 for Akpan’s.
The Okoi Obono-Obla-led Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property had, on behalf of the Federal Government, filed the two separate criminal suits containing two counts each against the senators.
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