CCT TRIAL: Appeal Court reserves ruling on appeal against Saraki

Things may soon fall apart: Does Saraki hold the key?
By Editor

The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday adopted the appellant’s and respondent’s briefs on the Federal Government application challenging the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s (CCT’s) acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

It has however reserved judgement on the matter.

Dr. Saraki was in June, 2017, acquitted and discharged by a two-man panel of the CCT, led by its chairman, Danladi Umar, after the panel unanimously upheld the no-case submission, filed by Saraki.

The CCT had discharged and acquitted him of 18-count charge bordering on non-declaration of assets which was instituted against him by the Federal Government.

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Not satisfied with the ruling of the CCT, the Federal Government had on June 22, 2017 filed 11-ground notice of appeal against the June 14, 2017 judgment to the appellant court in Abuja, challenging the acquittal of Dr. Saraki by the CCT.

But the three-man panel led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson had after parties adopted their appellant’s and respondent’s briefs on Tuesday, reserved judgment on the matter.

The date of the delivery of the judgment is expected to be communicated to the parties later.


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