Senate vs Customs CG: Between Aides And Open Lies


    Abuja (Sundiata Post) — On Tuesday (March 21, 2017), the Senate declared that it would investigate its President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, over an alleged car (bullet proof Range Rover) that was seized by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), following a Point of Order moved by a former Senate Majority Leader, representing Borno South, Ali Ndume.

    Later in the same day, Saraki’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, issued a press release, saying that his principal “has nothing to do with importation of vehicle”.

    Olaniyonu went on to say that Ndume’s allegation, linking Saraki to the importation of vehicle “lacks basis as it was outright falsehood”.

    “A supplier was engaged by the Senate to supply a vehicle. While transferring the vehicle between Lagos and Abuja, it was impounded by the Customs. We believe that is an issue between the supplier and the Customs because the Senate has not taken delivery. So, why is somebody trying to drag in the name of Saraki into the issue.

    “The documents on the vehicle are there for the general public to view and make their conclusions. Now, that the matter has been referred to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, all the facts will be out,” Olaniyonu stated.

    But 24 hours later (Wednesday, March 22), a document disclosed that Saraki actually owns the vehicle in question.

    Below is the document for record purposes…

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