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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

CCT clears Saraki of false asset declaration charges

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has dismissed the charges of false asset declaration against Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, in his ruling this morning, said the prosecution team had failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove that Saraki was indeed guilty of false asset declaration.

The witnesses brought in by the Federal government had given contrary testimonies during the trial. On May 4th this year, Saraki through his counsel, informed the tribunal that he would file a no-case submission, which implies that he is not opening a defence but asking the tribunal to discharge him of the charges because there is no case against him.

This was after the prosecution led by Rotimi Jacobs called its final witness and closed it case. In September 2015, the Federal government filed a 13- count corruption charge against Saraki.

Among the charges, Saraki was accused of making false declaration of assets on assumption of office as governor of Kwara state in 2003.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. In Nigeria anything can happen.

Abdullahi Mohammed said...

Why do we bother when d judge is smiling to the bank

Anonymous said...

Does this mean all 13 charges against him are going to slide?

grace said...

Congratulations sir.

grace said...

Congratulations sir

Nnamdi Oguchi said...

Na today?!!...all part of the corruption..lemmi come and be going abegi...

Big Don said...

This must be an agreement between him and osibanjo, I will let u go free but don't impeach me agreed and sign..next

Temi Johnson said...

Hmmmm shame on Tinubu nd d so call fg

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Money definitely exchanged hands. Some judges will be smiling to the bank right now.


Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Some people are untouchable Nigeria major problem are Judiciary, law maker and executive.

Edward said...

Does this mean all 13 charges against him are going to slide? This must be an

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agreement between him and osibanjo, I will let u go free but don't impeach me agreed and sign..next

Anonymous said...

Funnnnny and so funy!!!!!!!!!.. Anike

Anonymous said...

Nigerian Democracy has failed with this decision We were informed by the person involved long before this official decision that it will collapse how did he know what the decision Wass going to be in advance.
The executive have failed, the judiciary has failed the legislature has failed what is left

Anonymous said...

For Nigeria there is no more tires left to weep

MUFC said...

No be Naija again...

Anonymous said...

Ezekiel 3:18 “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Olubukola Saraki, all the cabals and all the lawyers that defended Saraki's case, this will be your portions and that of your generations.

Anonymous said...

Ezekiel 3:18 “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Olubukola Saraki, all the cabals and all the lawyers that defended Saraki's case, this will be your portions and that of your generations.

Babatope said...

Which way Nigeria?

Manuel Kunmi said...

already knew this was gonna be the conclusion

Anonymous said...

Impeach base on what allegations???

nwachinemelu ibeagwa said...

Wayo!! Paddy paddy business

Anonymous said...

That's Nigeria for u

Anonymous said...

I am a lawyer I followed the case.. the FG had no case... witnesses just told stories and crumbled upon cross examination. .. FG knew they no case from the start they just wanted to tell stories in order to cast aspersions on the man's character as a pay back for daring the party hierarchy. .. it is all dirty politics.... congrats our most distingushed Senate President... Now that there are no distractions deliver for your people.

Esther said...

KWARAPTION! KWANTINUE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nigeria we hail thee !

Anonymous said...

You're one of those responsible for the mess Nigeria is in.
Lawyers and judges God is watching you

Anonymous said...

People just come on lib and spew their ignorance.One says judges will be smiling to the bank,another says an agreement was reached so as not to impeach Osinbanjo.God pls help the Nigerian youths.

dee boi said...

Ode talk... dee

Anonymous said...

Tell us what's new, this are INSTITUTIONALIZED THIEF, from generation to generation. Ain't nothing gonna change. SONS OF BITCHES.

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