Saraki CCT Trial - Senate President knows fate tomorrow

Saraki had challenged the decision of the Appeal Court, which upheld the decision that tribunal has the authority to try him for corruption-related charges.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

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The Supreme Court will, tomorrow, February 5, rule on the case of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on whether he will face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) or not.

Saraki had challenged the decision of the Appeal Court, which upheld the decision that tribunal has the authority to try him for corruption-related charges.

On December 4, 2015, a 3-man panel of the Supreme Court, ordered a stay of proceeding by the CCT, pending the determination of the appeal and asked the counsels to exchange their brief of argument within 14 days.

The senate president  argued that the CCT does not have the jurisdiction to try him because it was not properly constituted. He said the constitution provided that the tribunal must comprise of three members, and not two.

READ: Saraki’s case adjourned indefinitely

He added that the charges were not competently made.                

Saraki is facing a 13-count charge of false assets declaration, which he allegedly made before the CCT in 2003 as  Kwara State Governor

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