Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Court Of Appeal To Adjourn Saraki’s Ruling Indefinitely

The Court of Appeal in Abuja did not sit yesterday, as was expected, to deliver a ruling that would have freed Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the corruption charges he is facing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).SaharaReporters exposed a deal which had been brokered by Alfa Belgore, a former judge of the Supreme Court, in which a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal would have thrown a spanner in the legal works by ruling that the Code of Conduct Tribunal lacks jurisdiction to try the Senate President.

However, at 2p.m. yesterday, Nigerian time, the judges of the Court of Appeal failed to show up to give the ruling they had promised last Friday. The court registrar told lawyers and members of the press in court only that the case had been adjourned.

 No date was provided to the lawyers in court.
Mr. Saraki had hoped the Court of Appeal would today end his ordeal at the CCT today, where his trial resumes on Wednesday.  It is not clear if the Court of Appeal judges have any surprises up their sleeves before that important date on the nation’s political and legal calendar.  
sahara reporters

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