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‘We Imported N298m SUV, Sold To Senate’ by ThinkingMind [ m ] at 8:52AM on Mar 28, 2017

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An official of an automobile marketing firm yesterday disclosed that the controversial Range Rover SUV whose ownership was ascribed to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, was actually imported by his company on behalf of an oil major and subsequently sold to the National Assembly.

Also yesterday, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye, who are at the centre of a vehicle racketeering and fake certificate scandal, yesterday, defended themselves vowing not to give in to what Saraki described as organised blackmail against the legislature.

Saraki specifically denied any role in the importation of the N298 million Range Rover which the Customs intercepted as having allegedly underpaid import duties. He was backed in his claim by the importers who linked the vehicle to Oando Plc.

Saraki’s testimony, nevertheless, set the stage for another showdown between the Senate and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) who was summoned to appear today to give the Customs version of the events. Ali had, last week, gone to court to seek protection from appearing before the Senate in mufti.

Also, yesterday, the Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, confirmed that Senator Melaye graduated with a third class degree from the university in year 2000. They all spoke at the investigative hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petitions at the Senate building in Abuja.

‘We imported N298m SUV, sold to Senate’ by ThinkingMind on Open9ja.com

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