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Saraki Agbakoba faults Code of Conduct Tribunal

He said by so doing the Code of Conduct Tribunal presented itself to be on the same level as the Federal High Court.

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Legal luminaries have come out to make known their learned opinion, regarding the bench warrant issued to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Notable among them, is a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN).

Agbakoba faulted the Code of Conduct Tribunal for disobeying the order of a Federal High Court.

He said by so doing the Code of Conduct Tribunal presented itself to be on the same level as the Federal High Court.

Agbakoba said “The Code of Conduct Bureau is not a superior court; it is an inferior court and because it is an inferior court, it is amenable to the judicial review jurisdiction of a superior court of record like the Federal High Court."

Adding that “There are two kinds of courts in Nigeria, superior and inferior. All the superior courts are defined in Section 6 of the constitution; it does not include the Code of Conduct Bureau, it does not include the National Industrial court."

Lending his voice, Ebun Adegboruwa, a legal luminary also said “What the Code of Conduct Tribunal did in spite of the order of the High Court amounts to judicial abuse of the due process of the rule of law and amounts to judicial rascality on the part of the serving judge of Code of Conduct Tribunal."

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