|Senator Ike Ekweremadu|
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu yesterday declared himself innocent of the forgery allegation in the upper chamber.
He also said he had not received any police invitation for questioning over the matter.
Charges preferred against suspects in the alleged forgery are pending before a Federal Capital Territory High Court.
The police last week invited Ekweremadu and others as part of the investigation into the matter.
But, in a statement yesterday by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu, the Deputy Senate President said he had nothing to fear about the invitation.
The statement said: “We are, therefore, as surprised as other Nigerians at the current twists and turns by the same police one year after and also after they had since submitted to the Attorney General of the Federation their investigation report, which neither indicted nor even made the slightest mention of Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Moreso that the petitioners never named Ekweremadu in their petition in the first instance.
“We wish to state that we read the reports of the so-called police invitation and charges allegedly preferred against Senator Ekweremadu; the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki; and others on the pages of the newspapers, like other Nigerians.
“Even as we try to reconcile the reports of the simultaneous police invitation and court processes, nobody has, till date, served the Deputy President of the Senate any letter of invitation by the police or court summons.
“The office or person of the Deputy President of the Senate is not in the moon. The concerned authorities know how and where to reach Senator Ekweremadu if they want to.
“But, so far, everything remains in the realms of the usual propaganda onslaught to malign, bully, intimidate, and divert attention from the real challenges presently confronting the nation.
However, when the bird jerks in the air, we can fathom where it would perch.”