Saraki In Tribunal As Corruption Trial Begins

The alleged false asset declaration and corruption trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is currently ongoing at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Saraki arrived at 9:54 am this Friday morning at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) where he is facing charges of alleged false asset declaration and corruption.

His bid to thwart the trial failed after the Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal had powers and was properly constituted to hear the case against Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State.

Last Friday, the tribunal adjourned the case by a week as it took the decision after Saraki’s new lawyer, Kanu Agabi, asked the judges to rule first on the senate president’s objection to the powers of the tribunal to try him.

Saraki’s counsel, Agabi, said there were 80 lawyers on his team, saying his client would surely emerge winner in the event of a voting contest.

“We are 80 of us on this side, my lord. At some point let the matter be put to vote,” he said.

More details later.

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