Anxiety mounted over embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki’s fate following speculations that a copy of the Bench Warrant from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his arrest might be sent to the police on Monday.
Towards this end, Mr. Saraki was said to have relocated from his personal residence in Maitama District, Abuja, to the official guest house of the President of the Senate.
This move, it was learnt, was both strategic and for “security reasons”.
According to calculations, any attempt by the police to effect the bench warrant of arrest by invading the guest house would be viewed as an assault on the Senate.
A source said: “The President of the Senate has relocated from his personal house in Abuja. Saraki is now staying in the official Guest House of the President of the Senate which is like a sacred place like the hallowed chamber of the Senate.
“If the police and security agencies invade or storm the place, it will amount to a slap on the upper chamber. This can make the Senate to join issues with the Executive despite the fact that there is no immunity for any National Assembly leaders.
“He has also been consulting with his strategists on how to vacate the Bench warrant against him by the Code of Conduct Tribunal”.
When contacted, an aide to the Senate President, however, said:
“He actually moved to the Guest House since Monday because of the ongoing renovation in his personal residence due to a recent fire incident”.[The NATION]
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