Monday 19 October 2015

Appeal Court adjourns Saraki's suit against Code of Conduct Tribunal and Federal Govt indefinitely

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
The much anticipated ruling on the appeal case filed by the Senate President, Dr Olubukola Abubakar Saraki against the Federal Government and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which was slated for Monday by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, has been postponed indefinitely.

The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, who made the announcement on Monday, gave no reason for the decision.

Dr. Bukola Saraki had filed an appeal challenging the legality of his arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In the appeal argued by his counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), the Senate President asked the appellate court to set aside the proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal held in September.

He asked the court to set aside the criminal charges of false declaration of assets, filed against him by the Federal Government.

Saraki also challenged the composition of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which has only two members instead of three, adding that since the tribunal did not sit in compliance with the constitutional provision of three members, his arraignment should be declared invalid.

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