Supreme Court Fixes February 5 For Saraki’s Appeal


The Supreme Court has fixed February 5, 2016 for judgement in the case filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT’s qualification to try him.

Saraki is facing corruption charges relating to falsification of asset declaration while in office as governor of Kwara State.

However, he has engaged legal battles to stop his arraignment but without success so far.



    The Senate President approached the Court of Appeal but saw his case thrown out before going to the apex court.

    Led by his lawyer, Joseph Daudu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Saraki is praying the court to rule that the CCT lacks the jurisdiction to try him, a motion the prosecution, led by Rotimi Jacobs, also a SAN, wants dismissed.

    The Supreme Court’s seven-man panel is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed.

    The court earlier in November asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal to suspend its trial of the Senate President pending the hearing of his appeal.


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