Thursday, 5 November 2015

Saraki’s trial resumes at Code of Conduct Tribunal

Alleged Corruption:

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has returned to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, where he is facing a 13-count charge bordering on alleged corruption and false declaration of assets.

Mr. Saraki was arraigned September 18, but pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.

On Wednesday, Mr. Saraki appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the trial after the Court of Appeal in Abuja refused the request last week.

Chat212 FM’ Evelyn Okakwu, who is at the Court, reports that Mr. Saraki was accompanied to the tribunal Thursday morning by several senators.

The case against him was read after the arrival of the chairman of the tribunal, Umar Danladi.

More updates later.