Prosecution witness Michael Wetkas has given more details on the property acquired by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal during cross-examination today in Abuja.
Bukola Saraki at the CCT on Wednesday According to a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Saraki had acquired a property located at Plot 2482 Cadastral Zone A6 Maitama in Abuja through Carlisle Property and Investment Company Limited — a company in which he had substantial and controlling shares.
While defence counsel Paul Usoro had argued that the property was acquired by Carlisle but not by his defendant, prosecution counsel Rotimi Jacobs had another view on this issue. He said: “Is it done anywhere? And you refused to declare those things, and (yet) you declared some that you bought in the name of Carlisle Property and Investment Company Limited.
You said, yes I own this property but in the name of Carlisle but you did not declare it, and we are saying you did not declare these properties, so you are now saying that properties are different. If they are different, why did you declare (some) in the name of Carlisle Property and Investment Company Limited?”
The trial was adjourned to Wednesday, May 30. Saraki has been charged with 13 counts of false declarations of assets while he was the governor of Kwara state. He has been undergoing trial since September 22, 2015