Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Senate President Code of Conduct Tribunal trial on July the 6th

The Supreme Court will on July 6th decide on whether or not the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on charges of false assets declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, should continue. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad fixed the date for judgment after parties to the case adopted their appeal briefs yesterday. The court is to rule on whether or not there is sufficient evidence for the trial before the CCT to continue.

The Danladi Umar-led CCT had, in June 2017, terminated the trial upon an application by Saraki. The CCT’s decision was based on the grounds that the prosecution, with its four witnesses and 49 tendered exhibits, failed to lead any credible evidence linking Saraki to the 18 counts preferred against him. The 18 counts bordered on Saraki’s alleged false assets declaration and other breaches of the code of conduct for public officers.