After three years of trial, Supreme court sets Saraki free

OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has been cleared of all charges of false assets declaration by the Supreme Court.

The Apex court today under the ruling of Centus Unweze said Saraki has no case to answer at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). In addition, Unweze described the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal as a “forensic somersault.”

Saraki’s ordeal started in 2015 few months after his controversial emergence as the Senate President as the Federal Government filed an 18 count charge against him at the CCT.

Nevertheless, there was temporary succor for Saraki as the CCT chaired by Danladi Umar on the 14th of June 2017 dismissed all the charges against him.

His case would however resumed in January 2018 following a judgement on the 12th of December by an Appeal court which struck out 15 charges against Saraki but ordered him to reappear at the CCT for the remaining three charges.

The judgement of the Appeal Court led the Senate President’s legal team to approach the Supreme Court in a bid to quash the judgement of the Appeal court.

Today’s judgement has now laid to rest Saraki’s long drawn battle at the CCT.


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