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False Asset Declaration: Saraki humiliates Buhari at Supreme Court

False Asset Declaration: Saraki humiliates Buhari at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the judgement of the code of conduct tribunal dismissing all charges brought against Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki in the alleged false asset declaration case.

The Code of Conduct Tribunal led by Danladi Umar had in June 2017 dismissed the case against Saraki on grounds that the federal government failed to establish any credible evidence linking Saraki to the crime.

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Not being satisfied with the verdict of the CCT, counsel to the Federal government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) filed an application seeking redress at an appeal court in Abuja which restored three counts out of the initial 18 counts preferred against the Senate president.

Both Saraki and the federal government proceeded to the Supreme court challenging the judgement of the Appeal Court.

The Senate president urged the apex court to uphold his no case submission and dismiss the three (3) charges restored by the court of appeal, while the prosecution prayed the court to restore the initial 18 counts.

In the judgement delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, the supreme court faulted the court of appeal for restoring 3 charges. Justice Nweze said he wondered why the lower court, having held that totality of the proof of evidence was inadmissible, turned round to order the appellant to defend three counts in the charge, based on the same evidence. It held that FG could not have established a prima-facie case against the appellant on the basis of hearsay and inadmissible proof of evidence.

False Asset Declaration: Saraki humiliates Buhari at Supreme Court
False Asset Declaration: Saraki humiliates Buhari at Supreme Court

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