Abuja - The Supreme Court has picked Thursday for hearing on the appeal filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki challenging the Appeal Court judgment that ruled in favour of the continuation of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), reports Daily Post.
The Court of Appeal in a split decision of two-to-one upheld the CCT’s jurisdiction to hear the charges, a decision Saraki appealed at the Supreme Court.
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Saraki is praying the apex court to set-aside the majority verdict of the appellate court panel delivered by Justices Moore Adumein and Mohammed Mustapha.
Alternatively, he wants the court to uphold the dissenting verdict of the third member of the appellate court panel, Justice Joseph Ekanem, who not only voided the 13-count criminal charge before the CCT, but also discharged him.
It will be recalled that a five-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Fabiyi who is now retired, had on November 12, ordered the Justice Danladi Umar-led tribunal to stay further proceeding on the charge against the Senate President.
Read more at Daily Post.
- News 24