Court throws out Saraki’s suit to stop trial by CCT

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed the suit filed by the President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Saraki‎ is facing prosecution at the CCT over allegation of false declaration of assets.
Saraki is presently facing a 13-count charge at the CCT over allegation of false declaration of assets and corruption when he was the Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

In his ruling, the Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati held that ruling in Saraki’s favour would be at variance with the CCT that has assumed jurisdiction on the matter.

The Judge noted that Saraki’s application did not justify the claims he demanded from the court.

‎“I find that none of the claims fall within chapter four of the constitution.

“This court cannot interfere with the proceedings before the tribunal; it cannot also interfere with the duties of the respondents which have been imposed on them by law.

“The CCT is a properly constituted court and as such has the backing of the constitution to carry out its assigned duties, including your trial at the Tribunal,”‎ the judge ruled.