Senate President to appear before tribunal today, November 5

Saraki has been accused of 13 counts of asset declaration fraud by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Senate President Bukola Saraki looks on during the 8th Nigeria Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Senate President, Bukola Saraki is set to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) today, November 5, 2015, for the continued hearing of the corruption case against him.

Saraki has been accused of 13 counts of asset declaration fraud by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The CCT had, on October 21, adjourned the case till today to allow the Court of Appeal make its ruling on the matter.

Saraki had approached the court to challenge the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him.

The Appeal Court however ruled in favour of the tribunalhence the Senate President’s trial is expected to continue.

Meanwhile, Saraki has also approached the Supreme Court to halt the trial.

The CCB is accusing the Senate President of anticipatory declaration of assets and failure to declare assets acquired while he was governor of Kwara State.

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