The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has again lost his bid to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, as the court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, declined stopping his trial.
The CCT is trying Saraki for alleged false declaration of his Asset with the CCB, when he was governor of Keats State.
Saraki had approached the court appealing against the rulling on his application challenging the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him.
The five-manAppeal Court panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki upheld the decision of CCT and dismissed Saraki’s appeal, contending that the appeal against his trial lacked merit.
Justice Abdul Aboki held that the CCT has the requisite jurisdiction to hear and determine the charge against the appellant.
According to the court, Saraki’s appeal gave the impression that the he was avoiding being tried at all cost.
It therefore directed the appellant to return to the tribunal to answer to the case the federal government entered against him.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….
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