Court Stops CCB from Putting Saraki on Trial

Senate President Bukola Saraki won’t appear in court this Friday because the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has barred the Code of Conduct Bureau from putting the No. 3 citizen on trial.

The court made the order after it heard an ex-parte application Saraki filed through his lawyer Mahmud Magaji on Wednesday.

The CCB had, early this week, slammed on Saraki a 13-count charge bordering on alleged corruption and false declaration of assets.

The court presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, Thursday evening, summoned the Federal Ministry of Justice, chairman of the CCB and chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to appear before it on September 21 to show cause why Saraki should be prosecuted over the alleged offence.

Also summoned to appear before the court was a deputy director in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr M.S. Hassan, who signed the charge against Saraki.


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