Monday, September 21, 2015

#SarakiGate: Finally #Saraki says he will appear before the CCT, as Court Of Appeal, Federal High Court Rejects His Prayers

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the ex-parte application by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking to set aside the order made on Friday by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) issuing bench warrant for Saraki’s arrest.

It said it cannot interfere with the proceedings pending at the lower court.

It will be in the interest of notice for the respondents to be put on notice.

Consequently, the ex-parte application refused and the motion on notice set down for hearing on September 29

Justice Armed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, in another ruling just delivered, refused a similar application by Saraki.

He adjourned to September 30 for the hearing of the substantive suit by Saraki, challenging the competence of charge before the CCT and the preliminary objection filed by the CCT, Code of Conduct Tribunal and Federal Ministry of Justice.

Justice Mohammed held that, in view of the constitutional and radical nature of the issues raised in the respondents’ objection, it was reasonable for the court not to waste time on interlocutory applications.

However the embattled Senate president Bukola Saraki has announced that he will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday to........
answer to the 13 charges brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Saraki said this in a statement posted on his Facebook page and official Twitter handle on Monday.

In the post, Saraki said that he decided to take the step to demonstrate his respect for the rule of law in spite of his personal reservation on the process of the trial.

He added that he was, however, confident in the ability of the judiciary to ensure that the course of justice is not altered.

The embattled Senator has been under intense pressure for weeks following investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), National Police, and CCB of him or his family.

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