Alleged False Declaration of Assets: Court Halts Saraki’s Trial

Alleged False Declaration of Assets: Court Halts Saraki’s Trial
September 17 20:57 2015 Print This Article

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has halted moves by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to dock the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki over a 13- count charge bothering on corruption and alleged false declaration of assets earlier slated for Friday.

In a chamber ruling Thursday evening, Justice Ahmed Mohammed summoned the Federal Minist?ry of Justice, Chairman of the CCB and Chairman of the Code of Conduct tribunal, CCT, to appear before the high court on September 21 to show cause why Saraki should be prosecuted over the alleged offence.

Equally summoned to appear before the court was the deputy director in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. M.S. Hassan, who signed the charge against Saraki.

The court made the orders aft?er it heard an ex-parte application that was filed and moved Thursday by Saraki through his lawyer Mr. Mahmud Magaji, SAN.

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