Saraki Files For Futher Stay Of Execution Against CCT

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has filed a further stay of execution against the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on his ongoing trial by the tribunal over false declaration of assets. 

SARAKI’s counsel, Mahmud Magaji SAN, in the application filed at the Court of Appeal in Abuja is seeking an indulgence of the court to grant it an accelerated hearing.

Saraki whose hearing starts before the Tribunal on October 21 had earlier approached a Federal High Court seeking a stay of execution, and also at the appellate court.

At the resumption of hearing at the court of appeal Tuesday, Magaji Informed the panel of judges about the new set of applications stating that, the respondents refused service of the processes when it was served on them.

As such, the panel of Judges stood down the matter for parties to regularise service.

In its application filed on October 5, 2015, Saraki is seeking a further stay of procedings on the respondents (the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Inspector General of Police), and the court’s indulgence for accelerated hearing.

Magaji said, the need for the new application for a further stay of proceedings againt the respondents was because, the original application had been overtaken by events.

The panel of Judges, having heard the submissions, ordered the respondent to file its counter affidavit before the close of court business on October 7, 2015, it thereafter adjourned the matter to October 8, 2015 for definite hearing.

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