Saraki Senate President flies in foreign experts for CCT trial – Report

Saraki is being tried on charges of asset declaration fraud levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reportedly flown foreign experts into Nigeria to defend him in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Some of the experts are said to be from the United States and Israel, according to The Nation.

“The investigators will ferret out and scrutinize thoroughly all available information on the eight prosecution witnesses, including their school records, service records from their past and present places of employment and personal information that may help the defence team in the course of the trial,” a source said.

“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 are tendencies that 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,” the source added.

The experts are said to have arrived in Nigeria on Monday, March 28, 2016.

Saraki is being tried on charges of asset declaration fraud levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

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