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Saraki's motion to disqualify judge dismissed by CCT

28 April 2016, 21:54

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki's motion to disqualify the judge handling his case has been dismissed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, Punch reported.

Saraki 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.

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

Saraki had asked Judge Danladi 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.

Umar stated that the application made by Saraki was lacking merit.

For more on this story visit Punch


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