Police Awaits CCT Bench Warrant To Effect Saraki’s Arrest

Bukola Saraki

Although the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered for the arrest of Senate President Bukola Saraki over charges of corruption and false declaration of assets leveled against him, the police said, yesterday, that they were yet to receive a bench warrant to effect it.

The CCT, headed by Justice Danladi Umar, had, in a ruling on Friday, ordered the IGP and other security agencies to arrest Saraki and produce him before it tomorrow (Monday) to face a 13-count charge bordering on corruption and false declaration of assets.

The CCT order was in negation of an Abuja Federal High Court order, on Thursday, stopping the tribunal from commencing the trial of the Senate President. Saraki had refused to appear before the tribunal saying he had believed the tribunal would obey the court order.

“The police are yet to receive the Code of Conduct Tribunal bench warrant” ordering the Senate President’s arrest, a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Adebisi Kolawole, said, yesterday.


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