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Supreme Court Judgment: Saraki Expresses Disappointment

Channels Television  
Updated February 5, 2016

sarakiThe Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed disappointment over the judgment of the Apex Court, on the six grounds of his appeal.

This comes after listening to the ruling of the Supreme Court in the appeal he filed to challenge the process of arraigning him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President said that he would like to put it on record that “the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial”.

The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.

Dr. Saraki also thanked everyone who supported him from the beginning of the case. He assured everyone that at the end of the day, truth will prevail and justice will be served.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal of Dr Bukola Saraki against the judgment of the Appeal Court on his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on charges of false asset declaration.

A seven-man bench, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, gave the judgment that the CCT was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over Saraki’s trial and has jurisdiction to try criminal matters.
With this judgment by the Supreme Court, the trial of the Senate President before the CCT for alleged false asset declaration is set to continue.