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Saraki appeals against CCT ruling

29 April 2016, 18:28

Abuja - The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has pleaded not guilty to amended 16 counts preferred against him by the Federal Government before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

He was accused of abusing his office between October 2006 and May 2007 while he was the Kwara State Governor.

Under Count 3, the prosecution accused Saraki of obtaining a loan from the Guaranty Trust Bank to acquire the properties known as No. 17A and 17B McDonald, Ikoyi, Lagos in the aggregate sum of N497 200 000.

Also read: CCT adds two more charges against Saraki

He was said to have bought the properties from the Implementation Committee of the Federal Government Landed Properties.

He allegedly repaid the loan to GTB through various lodgments made into his account on his behalf by his aides when he was Governor of Kwara State and his account officer using funds which he allegedly handed over to them in cash at Kwara State Government House, GRA, Ilorin.

Saraki however appealed against the Thursday’s ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in which it refused to disqualify its chairman, Danladi Umar, from further participating in the trial.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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