Pulse.ng logo
Go

Saraki Itse Sagay says Senate President’s acquittal by CCT is shocking

The CCT on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, declared that the Senate President has no case to answer.

  • Published:
Prof. Itse Sagay play

Prof. Itse Sagay

(Today)

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has described the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) as shocking.

The CCT on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, declared that the Senate President has no case to answer.

According to Sagay, the prosecution presented enough evidence to secure a conviction.

He said “To start with, I’m shocked, because a lot of materials were put before the court. And for a court to uphold a no-case submission means that there was no prima facie case made.

“That’s why I’m a bit shocked because I followed the proceedings very closely.

“But there’s going to be an appeal. We’ll just wait and see happen then, but I’m thoroughly shocked, yes.”

ALSO READ: Here's why FG lost its case against Senate President

Sagay also said that he was concerned that the CCT did not consider the evidence presented by the prosecution, weighty enough to secure a conviction.

Meanwhile, some associates of the Senate President have hailed his acquittal by the CCT, describing it as a victory from God.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.