Code of Conduct Tribunal dismisses all 18 charges against Bukola Saraki over unreliable evidence

SENATE president Dr Bukola Saraki secured a significant legal victory today after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja dismissed all 18 charges against him for which he is currently standing trial.


Over the last year, Senator Saraki has been facing charges of false asset declaration before the CCT over claims that he entered untrue claims when he served as Kwara State governor. Yesterday, however, his trauma came to an end this morning when a two-man panel led by the CCT chairman Danladi Umar unanimously upheld Senator Saraki’s no-case submission.


In its ruling, the panel held that the evidence led by the prosecution was discredited under cross-examination and therefore unreliable. Furthermore, the CCT held that no reasonable tribunal would convict a defendant on the evidence led by the prosecution through its four witnesses.


‎Earlier this year in April, the Department of State Security cleared the Senator Saraki of ownership of N310m alleged to have been stolen from his house. It was the second time the security agency would be clearing him of owning the money reportedly stolen by operatives of the service now standing trial.