False Assets Declaration: Court Reserves Ruling On Saraki’s AppealFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, October 6th, 2016
By Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Abdul Aboki of a Court of Appeal, Abuja Division Thursday reserved his ruling on the appeal brought before him, by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, over his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on false assets declaration.
The ground of Senator Saraki’s appeal is that the CCT failed to invite him for investigations on the allegations before it commenced the trial on allegations levelled against him.
His Counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) at the hearing Thursday, argued that when an accused is brought before a court, without his statement, such case was faulty from the start.
The former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) argued that a “pre-action notice is not unconstitutional”.
Prosecutors Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), countered that Saraki’s appeal lacked merit, therefore, be dismissed.
It would be recalled the CCT’s Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar Wednesday, ruled against Saraki’s appeal, praying that he withdraws from the trial, as he had lost confidence in him in allowing fair hearing.
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