Supreme Court suspends Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s trial in Code of Conduct Tribunal

The Supreme Court has suspended proceedings at the Code of Conduct Tribunal-CCT pending the conclusion of an appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Apex Court.

The Prosecutor had told the Supreme Court he will sign an undertaking, refraining him from doing anything at the tribunal, pending the determination of the suit and prayed the court not to grant a stay of proceedings, but accelerated hearing.

The Senate President had appealed to the Supreme Court against the October 30 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed the competence of the charges instituted against him and the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him.

In the suit, Saraki asked the court to declare that his arraignment and trial before the CCT fell short of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right and Section 36 of the Nigerian Constitution which guarantees his right to fair hearing and personal liberty and also asked the court to nullify the charges of false assets declaration pending against him.

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