Saraki’s CCT Acquittal: Appeal Court Reserves Judgment

SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, (THEWILL) – The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeal by the Federal Government seeking to set aside the acquittal of Senate President, Bukola Saraki on charges of false assets declaration.

THEWILL recalls that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), in a ruling in June discharged and acquitted Saraki on the 18-count charge of false assets declaration, among others, brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, in his lead ruling on June 14, upheld Saraki’s no-case submission and held that the prosecution was unable to prove it’s allegations against the defendant.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, the Federal Government, through the CCB approached the Court of Appeal seeking to upturn the tribunal’s ruling.

However, a three-man panel of the Appeal Court, led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe Wilson, on Tuesday, told the parties, after they adopted their briefs of argument Tuesday, that the court would inform them when judgment was ready.

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