Abuja - A Federal High Court in Abuja has again dismissed the application by Senate President Bukola Saraki seeking nullification of his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
Saraki is standing trial for alleged false asset declaration and fraud at the CCT, since September last year.
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The Senate President had approached the court, asking it to put an end to his trial at the Tribunal, describing the trial as a breach of his fundamental human rights enshrined in Section Four of the 1999 constitution and an obstruction to his duties at the National Assembly.
But in his ruling, the trial Judge, Abdul Kafarati, held that the CCT is a constitutional body, in the discharge of its legal obligation which should not be interfered with by a court of law.
The judge also said since Saraki’s attempt to stop the trial at the Court of Appeal failed, a lower court ruling otherwise would be a nullity.
- News 24