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Appeal Court Dismiss Saraki’s Appeal


The Court of Appeal has trown out the appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, challenging his arraignment and trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The Court resumed hearing on Friday 30-10-2015, the court threw out all five issues raised by Senate President. The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal delivered the judgment in the appeal seeking to dismiss the 13-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, at the CCT.

The Tribunal took the decision to suspend full-blown hearing on the criminal case after the Justice Moore Adumein panel of the Appeal Court, on October 21, postponed its judgement without adducing any reason.

Senator Saraki had challenged the legal propriety of the 13-count charge that was preferred against him by the Federal Ministry of Justice.
The appellate court had earlier adjourned its verdict on the matter indefinitely, a situation that forced the Justice Danladi Umar-led Tribunal to defer hearing on the case against Dr. Bukola Saraki Till November 5, to await the outcome of the appeal.