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Assets Declaration: Code Of Conduct Tribunal Frees Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki over charges bordering on false assets declaration levelled against him by the Federal Government. 


Saraki who was being prosecuted on an 18-count amended charge bordering on false assets declaration and money laundering while in office as Governor of Kwara state between 2003 and 2011, had begged the CCT to dismiss the charges on the ground that none of the exhibits tendered and no evidence given by the four prosecution witnesses linked him to the alleged offences to compel him to answer to the charges.

Ruling on a no-case submission on Wednesday in Abuja, a two-man panel of the CCT headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that the prosecution failed to proved it’s case the Senate President.


The Code of Conduct Tribunal today discharged Senate President Bukola Saraki in a stunning ruling delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar. Mr. Umar in a ruling delivered on the "no case" submission by Mr. Saraki held that the Code of Conduct Bureau had not established a prima facie case against Saraki relating to his false declaration of assets.

SaharaReporters learnt of the plot to deliver a judgment in favor of Saraki late last night from cronies of the Senate President and in a late night tweet revealed that Saraki had bragged to friends that he had "settled" the judge in deal involving $2million.

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