Saraki faces Code of Conduct tribunal

Senate President Bukola Saraki has returned to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to face three out of the 18 count charge as directed by the Appeal Court.

The Appeal Court held that the Senate President had a case to answer with respect to three of the 18 count charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A three-man panel of the Appeal Court led by Justice Tinuade Wilson-Akomolafe on December 12, 2017, nullified 15 out of the 18 count charges brought against the Saraki.

The court ordered the Senate President to defend himself on counts 4, 5 and 6 which had to do with how he acquired his properties at number 17 a and b Mac Donald street in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The court held that while the Senate President declared in his asset form that the properties were acquired through the sales of commodities, the testimony of one of the prosecution witness who is a banker to the Senate President, indicated that the properties were bought through a loan.

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