Just In: Appeal Court returns Saraki’s false asset declaration case to CCT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday ordered that Senate President, Bukola Saraki be retried before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on three counts.
The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson dismissed 15 out of the 18 counts of false assets declaration.
The three counts to be retried are counts 4, 5, and 6, which border on the purchase of No 17A and B MacDonald Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, which he allegedly acquired by bank loan facility from a commercial bank but declared in the form to have been bought from proceeds of sale of rice and sugar.
Akomolafe-Wilson, who read the lead judgment, held that “it is my belief that credible evidence was led by the prosecution in respect of counts 4, 5, and 6. And it is hereby ordered that the three counts be remited back to the CCT for retrial.”

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