Federal High Court Says Saraki Must Face Tribunal

Federal High Court Says Saraki Must Face Tribunal

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the Senate president Bukola Saraki’s appeal to stop his trial at the Court of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Justice Ibrahim Baba held that the court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the application.

This is the fourth court Saraki has run to since the tribunal began his arraignment.

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An appeal court in Abuja had dismissed a similar petition last month and the Supreme Court has got a file from Saraki’s lawyers seeking to declare that the CCT cannot continue with the case, given all kinds of cited technicalities.


The Senate president is currently facing trial at the CCT following a 13-count charge brought against him of alleged corruption and false declaration of assets in 2003.

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Drama happened at Saraki’s hearing yesterday as lawyers to the Senate leader walked out on the two-man panel of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja in protest against a ruling that the trial of the helmsman of the National Assembly must continue despite his appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the jurisdiction of the tribunal to entertain the case.

Source: Legit.ng

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