Saraki’s Trial Resumes At Code of Conduct Tribunal

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will today Wednesday return to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, where he is facing a 13-count charge bordering on corruption and false declaration of assets.

He was arraigned September 18, but he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.

In the charges, Mr. Saraki was accused of breaching the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, Cap C15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, had on September 18 adjourned the case to October 21, 22 and 23 for further hearing.

This morning, at exactly 10am, the Senate President Bukola Saraki arrived at the court, accompanied by a retinue of senators.

There was commotion at the Code of Conduct Tribunal earlier as police stopped journalists from gaining access into the court room.

There are more than 30 senators, including the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, Abdullahi Adamu, Aliyu Wamakko, Sam Egwu, Sam Anyanwu, Dino Melaye, among others, who accompanied the senate president.

On September 22, Mr. Saraki pleaded not guilty to the 13 charges against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

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