Saraki Disappointed With Supreme Court Ruling On CCT Trial

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has expressed disappointment at the ruling of the Supreme Court on Friday that he should face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The apex court today dismissed the appeal brought by Saraki challenging the powers of the CCT to try him for false declaration of assets, ruling that the tribunal was properly constituted and that it can try criminal matters.






     

     

    In a statement issued by his spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said he was optimistic that he would have his day in court ”to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him” before the tribunal.

    He pointed out that the Supreme Court had nothing to do with the substantive suit before the CCT since it was only brought in to deal with preliminary issues relating to the processes leading to the trial.

    Saraki expressed confidence that “at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served, while thanking all those who had expressed support for him since the trail started.

    The Senate President is facing trial for falsely declaring his assets while he was governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 1011.

     

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