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Judge withdraws from Senate President’s corruption case

According to Justice Abdul Kafarati, he was forced to abandon the trial because his integrity was called into question.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

According to Kafarati, he was forced to abandon the trial because his integrity was called into question.

Online platform, Sahara Reporters had earlier accused the judge of delivering “cash and carry” judgments among other things.

“It is only in this country that people can wake up and start calling people names,” Kafarati said according to The Cable.

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“In the circumstance, I disqualify myself from this case. I will hereby send the case file to the chief judge for re-assignment to another judge,” he added.

Saraki had approached the court to seek the cancellation of charges of false declaration of assets brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that the Senate President’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) must continue.

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