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Breaking News: Supreme Court Sends Saraki back to CCT

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The Supreme Court on Friday told the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that he must return to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to face trial in the suit instituted against him over false declaration of assets.

The Supreme Court dismissed all the grounds Saraki brought for determination by the apex court in seeking to discontinue his trial by the CCT.

In a judgement delivered early on Friday, the apex court held that Saraki’s suit lacked merit and as such he should return to the Tribunal to answer to the charges against him.

The request by Saraki to declare the sitting of just two members of the CCT as invalid was overruled by the Supreme Court.

The apex court said by virtue of Section 28 of the Interpretation Act, the sitting of two members was valid.

The apex court also said the intention of the law establishing the CCT is to make its proceedings criminal.

It also said the Tribunal has quasi jurisdiction and so can issue bench warrant contrary to the position of Saraki.

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