An alliance of over 20 Civil Society Organisations, the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, among others, on Friday hailed the Supreme Court judgment which put to rest the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on false assets declaration and sundry charges instituted against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in 2015.
They described the apex court ruling as a triumph of justice and a pointer to the neutrality of the judiciary in the country.
The Federal Government had commenced the criminal proceedings against Saraki in September 2015, accusing him of failing to declare some of his assets in Lagos and Abuja despite having acquired them before he became the governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.
He was also said – among other things – to have made anticipatory declarations in one of the assets declaration forms he submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau while being the Kwara State governor. Read more