Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost his bid for the Code of Conduct Tribunal to quash the corruption charges filed against him by the Federal government. The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Danlami Umar, today struck out an application by Saraki’s counsel, Kanu Agabi, challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to continue with his trial.
Justice Umar in his ruling, said that the case is within the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear and therefore declared that the tribunal was ready to go on with the trial. He ruled that the case will be heard on its merit starting from April 5th.
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