Saraki’s Case: CJN To Set Up Fresh Supreme Court Panel

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, is set to set up a fresh panel that will hear the appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction and competence of the charges by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false asset declaration preferred against him.

It was learnt on Wednesday that the CJNwas set to disband the Justice John Fabiyi-led five-member panel which on November 12, 2015, granted an order of a stay of proceedings in the Senate President’s trial before the CCT.

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Code Of Conduct Tribunal Adjourns Saraki’s Case

Senate President Bukola Saraki arrived at the court, accompanied by a retinue of senators.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Information, Dino Melaye, confirmed to journalists that 84 senators accompanied the senate president, Bukola Saraki, to Code of Conduct Tribunal today.

At the commencement of the trial, the lead prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, traced the history of the case at the court of appeal.

He lamented how the appellate court fixed October 19 for the judgment, but when they arrived on the day for the judgement, they were told it was not ready.

After the two sides presented their arguments, the tribunal let both sides pick date for resumption of the hearing.

Both sides agreed that hearing should be between November 5 and 6 in order to await the outcome of the decision of the Court of Appeal.

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Appeal Court Adjourns Judgment On Saraki’s Case Indefinitely

The appeal by Senate President, Bukola Saraki against the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to try him over alleged false declaration of assets, was on Monday, adjourned indefinitely by the Appeal Court, sitting in Abuja.

Recall that Saraki is challenging the legal propriety of the 13-count criminal charge the Federal Government preferred against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

He had also gone before the appellate court to query the constitutionality of the warrant of arrest earlier issued against him by chairman of the CCT, Justice Danladi Umar.

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