CCT Trial: Saraki Displeased With Court Of Appeal’s Judgement, Files Appeal At Supreme Court

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has filed an appeal against the December 12, 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal which reversed his acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) where he was prosecuted for false assets declaration and other related charges

It will be recalled that the Danladi Umar-led CCT had dismissed the 18 counts charge against Saraki on grounds of lack of evidence but the Federal Government’s lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) was displeased with the judgement and appealed against the CCT’s ruling.

The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, headed by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson, in a unanimous judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government then restored three out of the 18 charges earlier dismissed by the CCT.

The Court of Appeal ruled that Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara State, had a case to answer with respect to three of the counts numbered 4, 5 and 6.

Saraki has expressed his displeasure in the judgement and has filed a notice of appeal before the Supreme Court seeking an order setting aside the Court of Appeal’s judgment through his legal team led by Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN).

Saraki’s notice of appeal, which comprised four grounds, was filed on December 27, 2017. Reports also have it that Saraki intends to file additional three grounds of appeal before the end of the week.

 


 

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