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Saraki expresses disappointment with Supreme Court verdict

05 February 2016, 15:01

Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court ruling which dismissed his appeal against his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The seven-member judges of the apex court had on Friday in a unanimous judgement ruled that Saraki should go and face his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Also read: Supreme Court okays Saraki’s trial at CCT

Saraki who voiced his dismay through a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu said believes he will have his day at the tribunal to prove his innocence over the substantial matter.

The statement reads, “After listening to the ruling of the Supreme Court in the appeal he filed to challenge the process of arraigning him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki hereby states as follows :

“He expresses disappointment over the judgment of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal

“He however will like to put it on record that the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial.

“The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.

“Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case.

“He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served.” 

- News 24


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