October 27, 2016

Again, Court of Appeal throws out Saraki’s suit to stop his trial

The Court of Appeal has dismissed yet another application filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki challenging a previous decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on his trial.

Saraki is facing trial at the tribunal for alleged false declaration of asset.

He had approached the appeal court after the CCT dismissed his application in April, challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him.

A five man panel of justices led by Abdul Aboki on Friday affirmed the decision of the tribunal and dismissed Saraki’s application for lacking in merit.

Saraki’s applications on the same matter has repeatedly been dismissed by the higher courts.

A similar petition was previously dismissed by the court, after which same was also struck out by the apex court in February 5 when the Supreme Court decided that Saraki should return to face his trial.

He is facing a 16-count charge bordering on corruption, false assets declaration, etc.

2 comments:

Hassan Aderemi said...

This case might not have end until the end of his tenure as senate president.

Anonymous said...

When will Saraki face his trial and stop running from court to court?

Charles