The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja has quashed the
16-count charge the Federal Government preferred against the Senate
President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The two-panel panel tribunal headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that FG
failed to prove essential elements of all the allegations it levelled
The tribunal held that both oral and documentary evidence that were laid
by four witnesses FG brought before it were “so discredited during
cross-examination”, saying it was so”manifestly unreliable that no court
or tribunal can rely on it to make a conviction”.
“In the light of the foregoing, the tribunal has no other option that to
discharge the defendant.
“The Honourable tribunal upholds the no-case submission and the defendant
is accordingly discharged and acquitted”, Justice Umar held.
FG had in the charge with suit No. CCT/ABJ/01/15 alleged that Saraki made
false/anticipatory declaration of assets before the Code of Conduct Bureau
operated foreign accounts while in office as Kwara State governor between
2003 and 2011, as well as collected governorship salary four years after
his tenure had elapsed.