Code Of Conduct Tribunal Resumes Saraki’s Trial

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bukola-sarakiThe Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has resumed the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki on charges leveled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki arrived at the CCT, accompanied by lawmakers from both the ruling party and the opposition.

Dr. Saraki is at the CCT for the continued hearing of the corruption case against him.

The Senate President had appealed the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which on October 30 affirmed the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him on 13 counts of false assets declaration.

Senator Saraki also filed an application for stay of proceedings urging the Supreme Court to halt the proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to try him for the alleged offences pending when his appeal would be determined.

The Senate President raised seven grounds of appeal in his notice of appeal filed on Tuesday and attached to the application for stay of proceedings.

Dr Saraki urged the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the entire proceedings of the CCT and the charges preferred against him before the Tribunal.

Mr. Saraki was arraigned September 18, but pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.

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