SENATE PRESIDENT BUKOLA SARAKI CLEARED OF FALSE ASSET DECLARATION CHARGES
Nigeria’s senate president Bukola Saraki who was charged with false and anticipatory declaration of assets by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on September 16, 2015, has been declared not guilty by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, had it that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against Senate President Saraki beyond reasonable doubt, hence dismissing the 18 charges that had been filed against Saraki between September 16, 2015, and February 23, 2017.
Upon Saraki’s acquittal, the Senate President stated that he harbours no grudge against anyone, but wishes his trial would give hope to the common man that justice can be gotten in Nigerian courts.
“After undergoing the crucible of a tortuous trial, my vindication today calls for celebration,” the Senate President said.
“It is my belief however that if there should be any celebration at all, it should be a celebration of the hopes that this judgment gives us as citizens that despite all the challenges that we face as a country, we are well on our way to building a country where the innocent needs not be afraid,” said Saraki.
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