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CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by PhockPhockMan: 5:39pm On Apr 21, 2016


The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) did not interrogate Senate President Bukola Saraki before filling charges of false declaration of assets against him, Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said.

However, Wetkas, who was being cross-examined by Paul Usoro (SAN), said that the EFCC had interrogated the senate president on the charges that were filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

“On the face of those telexes, can use please confirm the card account number,” Usoro asked the witness regarding the documents of international bank transactions tendered as evidence against Saraki by the prosecution at the tribunal.

“It is not there,” Wetkas said.

Wetkas: “The bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), is more competent to talk about international transfers.

Wetkas: “Every transaction in these telexes is specialised and that is why the head of international fund transfer of GTB is listed as a witness in this case, that is Mr Amanzu Nwachukwu. Our investigation was more on the statement of account which shows clear narration of the transactions in respect of transfers to American Express bank.”

Usoro: “Was the defendant interrogated in respect of the telexes?

Wetkas: “Not to my knowledge.”

Wetkas: “I know other members of my team asked him questions relating to his properties, about asset declaration at CCB, whether they were declared appropriately, also about the companies he has interest in locally and internationally. He made statements that I am referring to before other team members, including the petitions; he was confronted with questions on them.”

Usoro: “That statement you said the defendant made, has it been tendered before the tribunal?”

Wetkas: “Not to the best of my knowledge.”

Usoro: “You were told about it. Who is your colleague that gave you this information?”

Wetkas: “Usman Imam, Musa Sunday. These were the members that briefed me.”

Usoro: “Was an enlarged team of CCB and EFCC involved?”

Wetkas: “My own team stumbled on assets and loans. And the other team was involved in investigating companies and properties.

Wetkas: “It was when we delved into assets that CCB was involved.

Usoro: “Was the defendant interrogated when the CCB was involved?”

Wetkas: “No.”

At this point, Danladi Umar, chairman of the CCT, interjected: “We don’t take instructions from anybody. We are autonomous. Nobody is controlling us here.”

His interjection was after he had helped Usoro convey his question to the witness in simple terms.

He added he was out to deliver justice on the matter.

Kanu Agabi, Saraki’s lead counsel, asked for a week’s adjournment to enable him to prepare well for the case, but the judge adjourned the matter to April 27 instead.




https://www.thecable.ng/ccb-did-not-interrogate-saraki-before-filing-charges-against-him-says-efcc-detective

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by TippyTop(m): 5:43pm On Apr 21, 2016
Saraki would win on technicalities just like Tinubu.

Omo Oloye, the Jagaban slayer.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by blackpanda: 5:46pm On Apr 21, 2016
Saraki your days are number grin

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by AngryNigerian(m): 5:50pm On Apr 21, 2016
Sometimes, I wonder if it'll be possible to jail Saraki cheesy

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by PMBisaterrorist(f): 5:51pm On Apr 21, 2016
TippyTop:
Saraki would win on technicalities just like Tinubu.

Omo Oloye, the Jagaban slayer.

not when umar is compromised

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Dannyset(m): 5:54pm On Apr 21, 2016
This was the ground that Tinubu case was dismissed, but the Tribunal has said that won't happen again. So why are we stressing this all the time?

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by PhockPhockMan: 6:16pm On Apr 21, 2016
blackpanda:
Saraki your days are number grin

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Amanwulu1(m): 6:16pm On Apr 21, 2016
Keenly following n deeply observing d judicial charade instituted by nigeria govt, wit d hope of picking positives.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by PhockPhockMan: 6:35pm On Apr 21, 2016
Amanwulu1:
Keenly following n deeply observing d judicial charade instituted by nigeria govt, wit d hope of picking positives.

I'm watching them with one eye.


Lalasticlala, obinoscopy
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Oxenomy: 6:50pm On Apr 21, 2016
My question is, was Tinubu discharged and acquitted?

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by freeze001(f): 6:53pm On Apr 21, 2016
It is obvious that Danladi Umar is not impartial or neutral on this matter. His interjections already show that he is operating from a tailored script geared towards a predetermined result.

What did he seek to achieve by stating that the CCT was autonomous and didn't take instructions from anyone while a witness was being cross examined? Is the CCT under trial or the witness? Why descend into the arena of dispute?

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by freeze001(f): 6:55pm On Apr 21, 2016
Oxenomy:
My question is, was Tinubu discharged and acquitted?

I will need to confirm the actual status but going by statutory provisions, he could only have been discharged and not acquitted. If it was just a discharge and not an acquittal then he can be retried on the same grounds of the previous offence for which he was initially arraigned.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by socialmediaman: 6:56pm On Apr 21, 2016
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by socialmediaman: 7:07pm On Apr 21, 2016
TippyTop:
Saraki would win on technicalities just like Tinubu.

Omo Oloye, the Jagaban slayer.

I doubt this. They made a mistake discharging Tinubu on technical grounds and they have admitted this mistake. In most cases, you don't acquit someone in a criminal trial based on technical grounds, he has to be proven innocent before being discharged.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Sijo01(f): 7:30pm On Apr 21, 2016
This saraki's case should comma finish abeg. The noise is getting too much.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by everydayperson: 7:32pm On Apr 21, 2016
CRIME PAYS

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by drslimtommy: 7:33pm On Apr 21, 2016
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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by slimpoppa(m): 7:33pm On Apr 21, 2016
interesting
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by nerodenero: 7:33pm On Apr 21, 2016
If Sarakill is jailed, the fight against corruption will gain momentum but for now, jailing him looks like a mirage
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by sauti2soul: 7:34pm On Apr 21, 2016
I doubt this. They made a mistake discharging Tinubu on technical grounds and they have admitted this mistake. In most cases, you don't acquit someone in a criminal trial based on technical grounds, he has to be proven innocent before being discharged. [/quote]

TOUCH DOWN!!!

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by tolexy007(m): 7:35pm On Apr 21, 2016
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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by englishmart(m): 7:36pm On Apr 21, 2016
mazi Chukwudi abdullahi Saraki Bukola.

When you catch a calabar woman with your husband in bed, do you still need any interrogation?

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by 100Cents: 7:36pm On Apr 21, 2016
K LEG..

Smh
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by charlesucheh(m): 7:37pm On Apr 21, 2016
This Lawn tennis game will lead us no where!!! What's the adjournment all for now I say we do this case once and for all!!! If na poor man now, dem go don sentence am to kirikiri since!!!

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Oxenomy: 7:38pm On Apr 21, 2016
freeze001:


I will need to confirm the actual status but going by statutory provisions, he could only have been discharged and not acquitted. If it was just a discharge and not an acquittal then he can be retried on the same grounds of the previous offence for which he was initially arraigned.
Thats why I asked the questions because I've never read that he was discharged and acquitted. He was only discharged and CCT having admitted that he was discharged in error, I see no reason why he won't be tried again.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by opalu: 7:38pm On Apr 21, 2016
MAGU Should just call his people to order.
Everyone acts in his father's name and they use EFCC name.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by viscocom(m): 7:39pm On Apr 21, 2016
WATCHIN IN 3D
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Montaque(m): 7:40pm On Apr 21, 2016
freeze001:
It is obvious that Danladi Umar is not impartial or neutral on this matter. His interjections already show that he is operating from a tailored script tailored towards a predetermined result.

What did he seek to achieve by stating that the CCT was autonomous and didn't take instructions from anyone while a witness was being cross examined? Is the CCT under trial or the witness? Why descend into the arena of dispute?

Danladi umar has obviously shown bias before now.
Anyway let him play out his part, albeit a short one

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by Reekadict04: 7:41pm On Apr 21, 2016
grin
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by AntiWailer: 7:42pm On Apr 21, 2016
Poor men Don suffer.


They need to call a rich man and ask him, Oga u thief oooo b4 prosecuting him but a poor thief would be roasted alive.

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Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by rukkyland(m): 7:42pm On Apr 21, 2016
how many years will it take naija judiciary to judge an obvious case.. they are just looking for ways to twist things to his favour... d thunder wey go fire all of una DEY for fire..
Re: CCB Didn't Interrogate Saraki Before Filing Charges Against Him. EFCC Detective. by NegusNagast: 7:42pm On Apr 21, 2016
blackpanda:
Saraki your days are number grin

Yes o, his days are really NUMBER indeed. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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