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Supreme Court adjourns Saraki’s case to 5th February 2016

The Supreme Court has fixed February 5, 2016 to determine the appeal seeking to quash charges against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

This is coming after the Federal Government leveled a 13-count criminal charge against the former Kwara State Governor before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged false declaration of assets.

The apex court adjourned to deliver judgment on the appeal after it entertained arguments from both Dr. Saraki and the Federal Government on Thursday The Senate President is facing trial over allegation that he falsely declared his assets, contrary to the constitutional requirement.

He was accused of deliberately manipulating the assets declaration form that he filled prior to his assumption of office as the Senate President, by making anticipatory declaration of assets as well as operated foreign bank account while in office as a public servant.

Culled: Channelstv News

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