Saraki In Fresh Move To Stop His Code Of Conduct Trial

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has initiated a fresh move aimed at neutralising his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

This time, he has filed a new suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking among others, to restrain CCT and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) (who are listed as respondents) from proceeding with his trial.

The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/117/2016 was filed by one Timipa Jenkins Okponipere, who claimed to be “suing as attorney to Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki”.

The new suit, a fundamental rights enforcement application, is one of the various attempts by Saraki to stop his trial before the CCT for alleged corruption and false assets declaration.

Saraki had challenged his trial up to the Supreme Court and lost. He has also lost past fundamental rights enforcement applications, the last being the one dismissed on April 15, 2016 by Justice Adamu Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Now another one. In the new suit, the applicant seeks the court’s declaration that “plan to resume the trial of Senator Abubakar Saraki at the CCT is a breach of his fundamental right to fair hearing.