SAN FRANCISCO, January 29, (THEWILL) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja, has fixed February 6 for the Federal Government to re-open its case against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki over alleged assets falsification.
The tribunal, led by Danladi Umar, okayed resumption of hearing of the charge by the Federal Government against Saraki, in obedience to a December 12, 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
THEWILL recalls that the appellate court, had in a unanimous judgment by a three-man panel of justices, led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson, said it was satisfied that Saraki had a case to answer before the CCT.
The Court, however, dismissed 15 counts of the original 18-count charge on the premise that they were not supported with credible evidence capable of warranting Saraki to be called upon to enter his defense to them.
The Court then ordered Saraki to return to the tribunal to defend counts 4, 5 and 6 of the amended charge which alleges that Saraki made false declaration of his assets at the end of his tenure as Governor of Kwara State in 2011 and on assumption of office as a Senator in 2011, when he declared that he acquired properties at No. 17A and No. 17B McDonald, Ikoyi Lagos on September 6, 2006, from the proceeds of sale of rice and sugar.