Saraki’s Trial Resumes At Code of Conduct Tribunal

 Saraki’s Trial Resumes At Code of Conduct Tribunal

Senate-president-Bukola-Saraki-CCTThe trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on alleged falsification of assets has resumed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The Senate President arrived the CCT in company of some lawmakers.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal had on March 24 ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear the case against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on alleged false declaration of his assets while he was Governor of Kwara State.
Dr. Saraki had raised objections on the jurisdiction of the tribunal in the previous sitting.
Lawyer to the Senate President, Kanu Agabi, had argued that the 13-count charge was invalid procedurally because the Code of Conduct Bureau which filed the charges, failed to allow Dr. Saraki explain discrepancies in his assets declaration forms as required by law.
The Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, ruled that there was no breach of law as the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, 1989, still allows the Senate President to raise his clarifications at the level of the tribunal.
The tribunal also ordered the prosecution to produce its witnesses.
We will bring you updates of the trial as we get them.

LTV

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