Breaking News: Appeal Court gives CCT go ahead to try Saraki for corruption

 
Justice Moore Adumen of the Court of Appeal this morning upheld the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Adumen, reading the unanimous verdict of the three man panel, said the tribunal, which docked the Senate President on 22 September and 21 October was properly constituted.
He said the tribunal led by Danladi Umar could sit with the chairman and one other member.



He relied on section 28 of the Interpretation Act to reach the decision.

He said the CCT and CCB Act and the constitution did not talk about a quorum.

Adumen said the judgment could not be delivered on 19 October as earlier planned because the justices have to struggle to reach a consensus.

Saraki wanted the appellate court stop his trial at the CCT, where he has been charged on 13-counts with false asset declaration.


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