Forgery charges dropped against head of Nigeria's senate



A Nigerian court on Friday dropped charges against Bukola Saraki, president of the upper house, in which he had been accused of altering Senate rules to get himself elected.
Saraki, Nigeria's third-ranking official and a member of President Muhammadu Buhari's party, had been charged by the Abuja court along with his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, with "forging" the rules during the election process in June 2015.
Saraki was not his party's preferred candidate, but ran unopposed for the post of senate president. He had pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges earlier this year.
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7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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