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NIGERIA: Senate President accused of non-citizenship, theft

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been accused of petty theft and is also alleged not to be a citizen of Nigeria.

The allegations were made on Sunday, June 28, 2015, by controversial online news platform, Sahara Reporters via Facebook and are backed with supposed photo evidence.

“Bukola Saraki: The President of the Nigerian Senate Is not Even A Nigerian Citizen,” the first post on SR’s Facebook page read.

In accusing Saraki of theft, SR said:

“Some police officers found out that Bukola Saraki, who is Nigeria's Senate President, was a petty thief as of 1990, he was actually charged with theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria. The officers warned in a report that Saraki was about to liquidate the bank by looting it, but no one listened until his siblings, cronies and relatives eventually did.”

Since the accusations were made, many have criticized the platform and editor Omoyele Sowore as it’s believed that Saraki is being attacked due to his falling out with the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saraki has been at loggerheads with the party since his emergence as Senate President on June 9.

The situation was further aggravated after he defied the party again in choosing principal leaders of the Senate on June 25.

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