News in is that the Supreme Court has today chosen a date for the determination of the appeal seeking to quash the 13-count criminal charge that the Federal Government preferred against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki before the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCT. The date fixed for the judgement is February 5, 2016
A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, adjourned to deliver judgment on the appeal after it entertained arguments from both Saraki and the Federal Government today.
Sen. Saraki is facing trial over allegations that he falsely declared his assets, contrary to the constitutional requirement. He was accused of deliberately manipulating the assets declaration form that he filed prior to his assumption of office as the Senate President, by making anticipatory declaration of assets, as well as, operated foreign bank account while in office as a public servant.
The offence was said to have been committed while Saraki held sway as a governor.