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Supreme Court decides Saraki’s fate Feb 5

04 December 2015, 15:02

Abuja - Supreme Court has fixed February 5, 2016 to determine the appeal seeking to quash the criminal charges the Federal Government entered against the Senate President Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Bureau, Daily Trust reports.

A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Mahmud Mohammed, adjourned the case for judgment after it  entertained arguments from both Saraki and the Federal Government yesterday.

The Federal Government had in the charge it filed before the CCT, alleged that Saraki falsely declared his assets, contrary to the constitutionally requirement.

Also read: Buhari, Saraki meet again behind closed-door

The Federal Government alleged that Saraki deliberately manipulated the assets declaration form he filed prior to his assumption of office as the Senate President, by making anticipatory declaration of assets.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division had, in a split decision of two-to-one upheld the Tribunal’s decision to assume jurisdiction on the charges, a decision Saraki appealed against at the Supreme Court.

Read more at Daily Trust

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