Code of Conduct Tribunal clears Saraki of false asset declaration charges
he Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki over charges bordering on false assets declaration levelled against him by the Federal Government.
Saraki who was being prosecuted on an 18-count amended charge bordering on false assets declaration and money laundering while in office as Governor of Kwara state between 2003 and 2011, had begged the CCT to dismiss the charges on the ground that none of the exhibits tendered and no evidence given by the four prosecution witnesses linked him to the alleged offences to compel him to answer to the charges.
Ruling on a no-case submission on Wednesday in Abuja, a two-man panel of the CCT headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that the prosecution failed to proved it’s case the Senate President.
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