El Rufai was banned from holding office for 10years for exposing corruption in Senate -According to Mike Ozekhome

Shehu Sani told us each senator was earning ₦13.8 monthly, for that he was suspended -According to Mike OzekhomeNigerian Senior Advocate Mike Ozekhome has provided insight into the dynamics between former governors Nasir El-Rufai and Uba Sani. He disclosed that he was contacted by Uba Sani in 2005 to represent El-Rufai in court. He added that after El-Rufai revealed corruption and demands for bribes within the Senate, the Senate had prohibited him from holding public office for ten years.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In an interview with Channels TV, Ozekhome said El-Rufai’s actions angered the Senate, leading to his indictment and the subsequent ban. He said he took on the case pro bono and he successfully defended El-Rufai in court, getting the indictment and ban overturned at the Federal High Court in Abuja. He said the Senate appealed the case but he won at the Appeal Court. He said he would never have thought that El-Rufai and Governor Sani would ever fight.

In Ozekhome’s words: “El-Rufai was indicted by the Senate and banned from holding office for 10 years because he had exposed the then Senate concerning corruption and their demand for bribe. So the Senate got angry and then decided to ban him for 10 years. I went to court and got the indictment and the ban quashed at the federal high court in Abuja. They appealed and I went to the Appeal Court and won the case”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>