Assets Declaration: Saraki Loses Bid To Stop Trial By CCT At Supreme Court

Bukola SarakiThe Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed, has thrown out an appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki challenging the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to assume jurisdiction in the 13-count charge against him.

The charges border on false assets declaration and money laundering when Saraki was Kwara State governor in 2003.

In the lead judgment read by Justice Nkanu Onnoghen, the apex court on Friday in a unanimous decision, resolved all issues against the Senate president.

Saraki had approached the Supreme Court in a bid to stop his trial by the CCT after the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division in a split decision of two-to-one, upheld the tribunal’s decision to assume jurisdiction on the charges.

With Friday’s ruling, the trial of Saraki at the CCT will now commence full swing.