Court strikes out embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki’s motion to stop CCT trial ‎

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Monday, struck out a motion the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, filed for an order staying further proceeding on his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja.

A three-man panel of Justices of the appellate court led by Justice Abdul Aboki, discarded the motion after it was withdrawn by Saraki’s lead counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN.

However, Agabi, prayed the court for accelerated hearing of the substantive appeal challenging jurisdiction of the CCT to entertain the 13-count criminal charge the federal government instituted against his client.

Even though Agabi did not adduce any reason why his client decided to withdraw the motion for stay of proceeding, he however apologised to the appellate court panel for the decision.

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