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Saraki shuts Senate as trial resumes at CCT

05 November 2015, 10:07

Abuja - Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has again shutdown the sitting of the Senate as his case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) comes up today, Naij reports.

At the end of Wednesday’s sitting, Saraki said the sitting has been adjourned to November 10.

Senator Dino Melaye said the sitting was adjourned to enable ad-hoc committees work on their reports.

Saraki was alleged to have operated foreign accounts while being the Governor of Kwara State and transferred the sum of $73 223.28 from his GTB domiciliary account to an American Express account.

Also read: Court dismisses Saraki’s appeal

In the charge sheet, Saraki was further alleged to have made anticipatory declaration and false declaration in the Assets Declaration Form for Public Officers on assumption of office as the executive Governor of Kwara State in 2003 in respect of some Lagos properties.

The trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, would continue today before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Abuja.

Saraki is standing trial on a 13-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over alleged false assets declaration.

Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar had adjourned till November 5 and 6 to enable the tribunal await the judgment of the Appeal Court, where Saraki had challenged the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him.

Read more at Naij

- News 24


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