BREAKING: ‘Discharge Saraki like you did Tinubu’ | Lawyer tells Conduct Tribunal

Kanu Agabi, the Lead lawyer in the assets declaration trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki has demanded that his client should be discharged and acquitted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal- in the same vein as Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The lawyer, during the hearing of the case on Friday, informed the CCT panel that the case lacked merit due to the Code of Conduct Bureau’s failure to invite Saraki for questioning when it had an issue with his asset declaration.

He said the fact that Saraki wasn’t informed 13 years ago, is against the principle of fair trial and the failure of duty on the part of the CCB for 13 years, is to the peril of the Conduct Bureau.

“If for any reason, the defendant has committed any offence he should be informed. The defendant has not been given any opportunity to defend himself against the charges. The AGF has no jurisdiction to prefer the charges and therefore the Tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear it.”

“Under our constitution, the moment a man comes under justifiable suspicion, he must be informed promptly of the reasons for the suspicion.”

Agabi further added that there’s no document to show that any member of public has complained and also that the CCB has conducted any research to implicate the the Saraki.

“The result of the investigation by Bureau is expected to be presented to Your Lordship, where is it?” Where is the reference? We don’t have it, you can strike it out and let them start afresh.”

“He has not been invited, he should be invited like Tinubu. He is the Senate President of this country. He has not been invited, it is not discriminatory. My Lord, the reason you said you allow Tinubu to go home was that ten other governors were invited, but he was not invited, the defendant is a former governor. ”

Consequently, he asked the Chairman of the Tribunal to strike out the charges.

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