Published On: Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

Saraki’s Trial At CCT Must Continue, Says Court of Appeal

SarakiThe Court of Apeal in Abuja has reversed the acquittal handed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over his trial for false assets declaration.
The appellate court, in a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel, led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe Wilson, ordered Saraki to return to the CCT for the continuation of his trial for false asset declaration.
The court held that the prosecution was able to establish a prima facie case against Saraki in three of the 18 counts brought against him.
The counts on which Saraki is to enter defence before the CCT, at the resumption of trial, are 4, 5 and 6 in relation to his alleged failure to declare some houses he acquired in Ikoyi, Lagos.