The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has thrown out an appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
At the resumed hearing on Friday, the court threw out all five issues raised by the Senate president before it.
The appellate court delivered the judgment in the appeal seeking to dismiss the 13-count criminal charge pending against Saraki at the CCT.
Senator Saraki had challenged the legal propriety of the 13-count charge that was preferred against him by the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Recall that the appellate court had earlier adjourned its verdict on the matter indefinitely, a situation that forced the Justice Danladi Umar-led Tribunal to defer hearing on the case against Dr. Saraki Till November 5, to await the outcome of the appeal.
The CCT took the decision to suspend full-blown hearing on the criminal case against Saraki after the Justice Moore Adumein panel of the Appeal Court, on October 21, suddenly postponed its judgment without giving any reason.
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