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CCT judge vows not to quit Saraki’s case

05 October 2016, 14:07

Abuja - Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar has vowed not to withdraw from the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, reports The Cable.

Saraki had asked Umar to withdraw from his trial on the grounds that he was biased.

Saraki according to News 24 is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for 13 counts of false asset declaration when he had served as Kwara State Governor between 2003 and 2011.

The Senate President, through his counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN) had asked Umar to disqualify himself because he found that he was being biased in the way the trial was being handled.

He further argued that Umar was being controlled and influenced by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Also read: Saraki must face trial, at least 20 political parties say

But in his ruling on Wednesday, Umar held that he would not withdraw from the trial because there would be no one to sit in judgment over the case.

This is the second time Umar is dismissing Saraki’s application for him to withdraw from the trial.

In April, Saraki had filed a similar application alleging corruption against Umar.

- News 24


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