Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki continues his bid to stop his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is facing a 13 count charge. The charges relate to false declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Bureau among others.
His counsel had earlier asked the Court of Appeal to stop the proceedings against him and the Appeal Court rejected his motion on October 30. His counsel had argued that the CCT required 3 Judges to form a quorum but the appeal Court in its decision ruled that the two judges of the tribunal as presently constituted can go on with the trial.
His counsel then proceeded to file an appeal at the Supreme Court aksing the court to stay further proceeding in Saraki’s CCT case and to set aside the ruling of the Appeal Court. The Supreme Court will rule on Saraki’s motion today.