BREAKING: Court of Appeal orders retrial of Saraki on three charges

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Dr. Bukola Saraki

The court of appeal has ordered the code of conduct tribunal to conduct a retrial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki on three out of 18-count amended charge on false declaration of assets brought against him by the federal government.

The appellate court in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the decision of the code of conduct tribunal that the Senate President has no case to answer knocked out 15 of the 18 count charges as incompetent.

Earlier in June the code of conduct tribunal said Saraki has no case to answer.

Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson in every page unanimous judgment held that there was no evidence to substantiate the 15 counts as valid charges.

The Judge, however, held that on counts 4, 5 and 6 bothering on the purchase of house 17 A and B at McDonald Street, Ikoyi, Lagos by the Senate President Bukola Saraki the prosecution was able to establish a prima facie case against the Senate president.

The court of appeal specifically held that the prosecution established that there were false claims in the set declaration forms as to how the two houses in Ikoyi were acquired.

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