Saraki nailed at CCT trial
Extract from the CCT prosecution today (Nigerian Concord)
extract from the CCT procession today
Rotimi : As an officer of the CCB, what is the duty of a public officer who has a mortgage abroad?
Witness : A public officer who has a mortgage abroad is expected to declare it
Rotimi: what happens when he pays it off?
Witness: Having fully paid off the mortgage and the property now belongs to him, the public officer is expected to declare it
Rotimi : Look at Exhibit 5. Did the defendant declare any mortgage in abroad in that Exhibit?
Witness : No your Lordship.(lobatan)
Rotimi: The allegation against the defendant is that he asked that £1,515,000 be transfered to Fortis Mortgage in London, Is there any declaration of that mortgage payment in his form?
Witness : No
What is expected of a public officer who transfers over $3M indebtedness on his card?
Witness: Your Lordship, the public officer is expected to declare that indebtedness in his assets declaration form
Rotimi :a debit card that can take over $3M, what is he expected to do about that card?
Usoro (Saraki lawyer) rises up and says: what a public officer is expected to declare is a matter of law.
Usoro: it isn’t for the witness to say what should be declared and what shouldn’t, and without citing any law
Rotimi continues : Look at Exhibit 5 and tell my Lord if there is any declaration of any liability on account of the American card
Witness: Your Lordship there is no declaration of any liability on American Express Card
Look also at Exhibit 5 and tell my a Lord if the American Express card that can swallow over $3Mwas declared
Witness: Your Lordship there is no mention of this American Express Card in exhibit 5
>>> Saraki failed to declare N315 million, others funds he obtained from GTB
Rotimi: Is there any evidence of declaration of the amount obtained from GTB in Exhibits 3 and 4?
Witness : No my Lord, there is no such declaration in Exhibits 3 and 4.
ROTIMI JACOB directs witness to Exhibit 5 & 26. The allegation in those exhibits was various cash lodgement made by d defendant
Rotimi : Look at those exhibits and tell your Lordship if there are evidences of lodgement of the amount stated in the charge
Witness : My Lord, there is no evidence of the lodgement of the amounts stated in the charge in these exhibits
ROTIMI directs witness to exhibit 15. Witness says he has but it is incomplete. Rotimi directs him to pages 8-10
CCT Chair observes that it appears he isn’t on the same page with the prosecution. Prosecution says it is Access Bank letter