Alleged False Assets Declaration: I’m disappointed in Supreme Court’s ruling- Saraki


Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, which dismissed his appeal to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), over alleged false assets declaration, while the Governor of Kwara State.

Saraki said this following the lead judgment taken by Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, which held that the CCT was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over his trial.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President said, “after listening to the ruling of the Supreme Court in the appeal he (Saraki) filed to challenge the process of arraigning him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, he is disappointed over the Judgment of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal.

According to Olaniyonu, “He however, will like to put it on record that the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial.


“The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.

“Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case. He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served.”


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