Saraki loses bid to stop corruption trial; Appeal Court throws out suit

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 30 October 2015 | 2,790 times

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, challenging his arraignment and trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

At the resumed hearing on Friday the court threw out all five issues raised by Senate President before it.

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal delivered the judgment in the appeal seeking to dismiss the 13-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, at the CCT.

Senator Saraki had challenged the legal propriety of the 13-count charge that was preferred against him by the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The appellate court had earlier adjourned its verdict on the matter indefinitely, a situation that forced the Justice Danladi Umar-led Tribunal to defer hearing on the case against Dr. Saraki Till November 5, to await the outcome of the appeal.

The Tribunal took the decision to suspend full-blown hearing on the criminal case after the Justice Moore Adumein panel of the Appeal Court, on October 21, postponed its judgement without adducing any reason. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Saraki.

Source: News Express

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