March 23, 2019

CCT Trial: Court to hear Saraki’s appeal on Thursday

CCT Trial: Court to hear Saraki’s appeal on Thursday

The ‎‎Supreme Court has slated Thursday to hear the appeal that was lodged ‎before it by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, challenging the Appeal Court judgment that okayed him for trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

Saraki is praying the apex court to set-aside the majority verdict of the appellate court panel delivered by Justices Moore Adumein and Mohammed Mustapha.

Alternatively, he wants the court to uphold the dissenting verdict of the third member of the appellate court panel, Justice Joseph Ekanem, who not only voided the 13-count criminal charge before the CCT, but also discharged ‎him.‎

He is praying the apex court to evaluate the split judgment the‎ appellate court delivered on September 30, with a view to determining whether or not the charge pending before the CCT ought not be quashed.

It will be recalled that ‎a five-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Fabiyi who is now retired, had on November 12, ordered the Justice Danladi Umar-led tribunal to stay further proceeding on the charge against the Senate President. Read more

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