Alleged False Assets Declaration: Saraki Docked Before CCT

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been docked and trial is expected to commence before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on a 13 count charge of alleged false assets declaration.

 The Supreme Court, through its judgment delivered on February 5, 2016, had paved way for the trial to begin after dismissing the Senate President’s objection to the validity of the charges and the jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the case.

The Danladi Umar-led tribunal subsequently fixed Thursday for the commencement of the trial, but it later shifted the date to Friday, following a request by Dr. Saraki’s new lead counsel, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN).

In the charges instituted by the Federal Government, Dr. Saraki was accused of making false assets declaration in his forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau as a two-term Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

Credit: ChannelsTv

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