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Again, Saraki Loses Bid To Stop Prosecution, Court Says CCT Can Hear Allegations Against Him


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki has lost in a spirited bid to halt his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over false asset declaration.

Justice Abdul Kafarati of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Friday held that Saraki’s application did not justify the defence he had put before the court.

He also ruled that ruling on the suit filed by the first Nigerian was fruitless, since the same suit has been adjudicated upon by the upper courts, including Court of Appeal and Supreme court.

Contrary to Saraki’s argument, the court also ruled that the CCT was properly constituted, therefore could hear the allegation preferred against the plaintiff – Saraki.

The Jurist maintained that If the court granted the application, by Saraki, it would constitute a constitutional conflict with the ruling of the appellate Court and other higher court. He therefore held that there was no need in the first place to rule on the matter.


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