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Saraki Tribunal says Senate President must be arrested

An initial arrest order was made by the tribunal on Friday, September 18, 2015, after Saraki failed to appear before it after being accused of corruption by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal has again ordered the arrest of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on September 18, 2015. play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on September 18, 2015.

(Sahara Reporters)

 

An initial arrest order was made by the tribunal on Friday, September 18, 2015, after Saraki failed to appear before it after being accused of corruption by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on September 18, 2015. play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on September 18, 2015.

(Sahara Reporters)

 

The Senate President again failed to appear at the continuation of proceedings today, September 21, despite an undertaking by his lawyer, JB Daudu that he would be produced.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

(The Sheet)

 

The tribunal has rejected Saraki’s bid to appeal against the hearing and has ruled that he must be arrested and brought before it by 10am tomorrow, September 22.

Bukola Saraki play

Bukola Saraki

(Ovi)

 

The CCB had, on September 11, filed a charge sheet against the Senate President accusing him of anticipatory declaration of assets and failure to declare assets acquired while he was governor of Kwara State.

READ: Why Saraki deserves to be arrested

Meanwhile, the Presidency has denied having a hand in Saraki’s ordeal and urged him to appear before the tribunal and defend himself.

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Watch footage of Saraki's trial below:

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