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Appeal Court To Decide Saraki’s Fate On Code of Conduct Tribunal Charges Monday

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The Court of Appeal will on Monday, October 19, deliver judgment in an appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, challenging the legality of his arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In the appeal argued by his counsel Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), the Senate President asked the appellate court to set aside the proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal held last month.

He asked the court to set aside the criminal charges of false declaration of assets, filed against him by the Federal Government.

He also challenged the composition of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which has only two members instead of three, adding that since the tribunal did not sit in compliance with the constitutional provision of three members, his arraignment should be declared invalid.

Objecting to the appeal, counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacob (SAN), asked the court of appeal to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit.

He told the court, presided over by Justice Moore Adumein, that the constitution was silent on the composition of the panel of the code of conduct tribunal eligible to hear a suit, hence the issue of quorum does not arise.

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