Saraki’s False Assets Declaration Trial Adjourned Indefinitely


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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki’s appeal against the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Bureau has been adjourned indefinitely at the Appeal Court in Abuja.

The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, who made the announcement on Monday, gave no reason for the decision.

Dr. Bukola Saraki had filed an appeal challenging the legality of his arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In the appeal argued by his counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), the Senate President asked the appellate court to set aside the proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal held in September.

He asked the court to set aside the criminal charges of false declaration of assets, filed against him by the Federal Government.

Saraki also challenged the composition of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which has only two members instead of three, adding that since the tribunal did not sit in compliance with the constitutional provision of three members, his arraignment should be declared invalid.

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