Senate forgery case: There are attempts to tamper with evidence —Melaye

CHAIRMAN, Senate  Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye, on Monday, raised the alarm on what he called a plan by certain individuals to doctor the police report on the investigation of allegation of forgery levelled against the leadership of the Senate, so as to make the report to indict the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district, in a personally signed statement, disclosed that those behind the sinister plot were scheming to forge a police report different from the one signed by Dan’Azumi J. Doma, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, in order to justify and prove a case of forgery against Saraki and Ekweremadu.

The lawmaker stated that it was necessary for members of the public to be aware of the “unlawful plan.”

According to him “we have our own sources and we have been reliably informed that the prosecution, having realised that there is a big hole in their case against Saraki and Ekweremadu, who were not mentioned in the police report, are now trying to doctor the report and include the names of both presiding officers of the Senate.

“We are aware of that development and we want members of the public to know the level of desperation that these people are ready to go to nail the Senate president and his deputy.

“It is because of this plan that they refused to include the police report in the process they filed in court. We have said it repeatedly that the government and specifically, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, has no case against our presiding officers.

“They filed the case to distract the duo, embarrass them, force a change of leadership and eventually cow the Senate, in particular, and the National Assembly, in general,” he said.