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CCT Trial: Federal High Court Chief Judge Agrees to Saraki’s Request

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Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, has gotten a request pertaining to his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal granted by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta.

Justice Ibrahim Auta has acceded to the request to direct one of the judges serving under him, Justice Abdul Kafarati to deliver judgment in his (Saraki’s) case.

Saraki, who is standing trial for alleged false assets declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had sued the Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar and others involved in his trial, before the Federal High Court.

Saraki is, in the suit filed for him by his lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, contending that his trial before the CCT, as currently constituted was a violation of his right and that there was no way he could get justice.

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Having taken arguments from parties in the case, Justice Kafarati had scheduled judgment for March 22, but when parties arrived court, he changed his mind at the last minutes and informed parties that he was withdrawing from the case and returning the case file to Justice Auta for reassignment to another judge.

It was however learnt yesterday that Justice Auta has acceded to Saraki’s request and directed Justice Kafarati to proceed and deliver his judgement. It is scheduled to be delivered this Friday.

The Nation

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