Friday, 5 February 2016

Saraki reacts to Supreme Court ruling, 'I’m disappointed at the Court'

Following the ruling by the Supreme Court dismissing the appeal of Bukola Saraki, the Senate president to stop his case at the code of conduct tribunal, Saraki has said he is disappointed at the supreme court.

Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen who read the judgement said that the CCT was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over the trial of Saraki.

“I find no merit in the appeal, it is hereby dismissed,” the court ruled.

Bukola Saraki who spoke through Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity said he however will like to put it on record that the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial.

“The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.

“Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case. He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served,” he said.

Recall that on November 5, 2015, Saraki’s lawyers walked out of the CCT courtroom after the tribunal ruled that the trial must continue despite the pending appeal at the supreme court.