Following his ongoing trial of false asset declaration, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reportedly flown in forensic experts from the United States and Israel to work with his legal team .
According to Thisday, the said experts who include investigators, forensic and handwriting specialists, are set to work hand in hand with Saraki’s legal team to ensure that their defence before the tribunal is credible.
A source who spoke with Thisday said:
The investigators will ferret out and scrutinise thoroughly, all available information on the eight prosecution witnesses, including their school records, service records from the past and present, places of employment and personal information that may help the defence team in the course of the trial.
Most of those so-called witnesses will not be credible when information concerning their life is presented publicly before the tribunal.
It is also expected that with the fear that the prosecution may present forged documents, our team needs to be vigilant and pro-active considering the manner in which the proceedings before the tribunal is being conducted.
Our people believe that with the way properties that have nothing to do with Saraki are being put on the charge sheet, there is the suspicion that the documents to sustain their claims may have been forged.
All these, the experts will screen and help the lawyers with information that may help them.
Recall, the senate president months after attaining office was charged to the Code of Conduct Tribunal on false asset declaration charges.