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Senate President’s CCT Trial Begins Today

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The trial was initially slated to hold on March 10, but was moved to March 11, based on the request of Saraki’s lawyer,  Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN).

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will appear before theCode of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), today, Friday, March 10, 2016.

This is following the Supreme Court’s ruling, that gave a nod to the continuation of his trial.

You will recall that the apex court reached the decision on February 5, 2016.

The trial was initially slated to hold on March 10, but was moved to March 11, based on the request of Saraki’s lawyer,  Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN).

The senate has also described the trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCT) as a political vendetta.

Saraki had earlier, expressed his disappointment over the judgement of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal.

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, also called on the National Assembly chairman, to resign from his position.

In its response to the Supreme Court ruling, the CCT said it’s delighted at the Supreme Court’s ruling for the trial of the Senate President to continue.

The Federal Government accused Senator Bukola Saraki of submitting false assets declaration submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau, during his eight years tenure as Governor of Kwara State from 2003 and 2011.

The Senate President was subsequently arraigned in court on a 13 count charge of false assets declaration on September 22, 2015.

Source: pulse.ng


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