Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been charged with non-declaration of assets by the federal government.

Ekweremadu was charged alongside Bassey Akpan, Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East.

Celsus Upong, the prosecution lawyer, had laid complaints about the difficulty in issuing service to the senators.

The presiding judge, John Tsoho ordered that the charges and accompanying papers be served on the defendants through the clerk of the national assembly.

The judge fixed October 22 as the day of hearing after granting the orders for service through substituted means. The day for Akoan’s hearing has been set for  November 19 for Akpan.

 

In March, Festus Keyamo filed a suit on behalf of the federal government seeking a temporary forfeiture of alleged undeclared assets traced to Ekweremadu.

A total of twenty-two properties were reportedly traced to the deputy senate president, nine in Nigeria, two in the UK, eight in Dubai and three are in the US.

Attorney General, Abubakar Malami had file a case of false declaration of assets against Ekweremadu at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Ekweremadu is said to have failed to disclose the foreign assets in his declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

He however, has denied all the allegations.

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