August 20, 2018

Buhari reacts to Saraki’s acquittal, says ‘perseverance worthy of emulation’ (SUN)

Buhari reacts to Saraki’s acquittal, says ‘perseverance worthy of emulation’ (SUN)

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Supreme Court’s acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki over false declaration of assets. According to him, Saraki like himself when he was seeking the highest office of the land, went through the tortuous path of using the judicial process, to prove his innocence, saying it is worthy of emulation. The highest court upheld the appeal of Saraki and discharged him of the remaining three charges against him in the case of false declaration of assets. The court upheld the appeal in a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Saraki had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on three of the 18 counts brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read more

 

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