Supreme Court Dismisses Saraki’s Appeal

Supreme Court Dismisses Saraki’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s appeal against the Code of Conduct Bureau for lack of merit.

The Court affirmed the Court of Appeal judgement that the Code of Conduct Tribunal is validly constituted.

The apex court had adjourned till February 5, 2016 to determine the appeal seeking to quash charges against the Senate President, after it entertained arguments from both Dr. Saraki and the Federal Government in December 2015.

The Federal Government leveled a 13-count criminal charge against the former Kwara State Governor before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged false declaration of assets.

Dr. Saraki was accused of deliberately manipulating the assets declaration form that he filled prior to his assumption of office as the Senate President, by making anticipatory declaration of assets as well as operated foreign bank account while in office as a public servant.

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