Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has slammed an online portal known as Sahara Reporters, for demanding bribe from him, during his on-going trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
Saraki made this allegation through the twitter handle of his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bamikole Omisore, in reaction to Sahara Reporter’s allegation that Saraki paid the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar, $2 million to get victory in his false assets declaration case.
The controversial online portal had on Wednesday accused Saraki of paying $2 million to CCT Chairman to dismiss the 18-Count Charges Against Him.
Reacting through a series of tweets, Omisore said: “@yelesowore everyone knows you have strong appetite for $$$, if you had evidence of $2 million bribe, you will blow whistle”
“You are a fraud & days of fake news[are] coming to an end. Nigerians are wiser, you can’t use propaganda to extort.
“I know this is a personal loss for you. No more excuse for you to milk your pay masters to use CCT to blackmail.
“OMOYELE SOWORE is a THIEF, BARAWO. You cannot use your platform to blackmail Saraki to get $$$[dollars].”
“The victory from CCT today is victory for democracy, victory for rule of law. Loss for propagandist like @YeleSowore
“I’m sure if the prosecution had a case or we paid @YeleSowore as demanded. I’m sure it will be justice even with same judges in your eyes.”