Court Stalls Saraki’s Trial

Reprieve came for Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki via a court injunction which stopped his arraignment before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for perjury.

On Wednesday, the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in a September 11 charge number ABT/01/15 and filed before the CCT, accused the Senate President of false declaration of assets.

The CCB specifically said Saraki engaged in anticipatory declaration of assets when he was governor of Kwara State between 2003-2011. The CCB was set to arraign him, after serving him with the papers, when a Federal High Court in Abuja stepped in.

Unimpressed, the High Court summoned the CCB to appear before it on September 21, 2015 to show cause why it should not be restrained from arraigning the Senate President over the allegations.

Saraki had earlier approached the court via an exparte motion asking the Federal Ministry of Justice, the CCB, CCT and Barrister M. S Hassan from taking any further step to arraign or prefer any charge against him, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit he filed before the court.

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