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Senate President, Bukola Saraki discharged and acquitted of 18-count charge of non-declaration of assets

Reaction trails CCT ruling, discharging Saraki of all charges on false asset declaration.

Reaction has begun trailing the Presidency report on the ruling by the Code of Conduct Tribunal which discharged the Senate President, BUKOLA SARAKI of charges relating to false asset declaration.

The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, OKOI OBONO-OBLA described as outrageous and travesty of justice the acquittal of Senate President by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which upheld his no-case submission.

He wondered why the CCT dismissed the weight of “overwhelming evidence” against SARAKI, whose trial for false asset declaration by the Federal Government began about two years ago.

The two-man panel of the CCT, led by its Chairman, DANLADI UMAR, unanimously upheld the no-case submission, filed by SARAKI after the prosecution closed its case with 48 exhibits tendered and after the testimonies of the fourth and the last prosecution witness on May 4, 2017.

But the Nigerian chapter of the Transparency International and a chieftain of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, AYO OPADOKUN described the judgment as sad and a calculated attempt to frustrate the war against corruption in the country.

 

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