The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has to face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegations of false assets declaration.
But in a quick reaction, Saraki who expressed disappointment over the Judgment on the six grounds of his appeal stated 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 court in its lead judgment taken by Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, held that the CCT was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over Saraki’s trial.
It also resolved the issue of whether the tribunal had jurisdiction to try criminal matters and issue bench warrants against Saraki.
Saraki in a statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his
Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) said that “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.”
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