Assets Declaration: Supreme Court Frees Saraki
The Supreme Court has set free the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, over allegations of failure to disclose his assets.
The judgment was delivered in the early hours of Friday.
Saraki had approached the court over the decision of the Federal Government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to try him again before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which had earlier set him free.
The CCT, headed by Danladi Umar, had last year terminated the trial upon an application by Saraki, by dismissing the entire 18 counts charge.
The CCT’s decision was based on the grounds that the prosecution, with its four witnesses and 49 exhibits tendered only led hearsay evidence which could not be the basis to link Saraki to the 18 counts preferred against him.