Friday, 5 February 2016

Just In! Assets declaration: Supreme Court throws out Saraki’s appeal against trial

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed on Friday morning threw out an appeal filed by the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki challenging the decision of the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) to assume jurisdiction in the 13-count charge against him.

The charges border on false assets declaration and money laundering when he was governor of Kwara state in 2003 slammed against him by the Federal Government.

In the lead judgment by Justice Nkanu Onnoghen, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision resolved all issues against the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division had in a split decision of two-to-one upheld the tribunal's decision to assume  jurisdiction on the charges, a decision Saraki appealed against at the Supreme Court.

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