Saraki: Appeal court adjourns indefinitely

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The appeal by Senate President, Bukola Saraki against the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to try him over alleged false declaration of assets, has been adjourned indefinitely by the Appeal Court, sitting in Abuja.

The Registrar of the Appeal Court who made the announcement on Monday, gave no reason for the decision.

Saraki had gone to court to challenge the legal propriety of the 13-count criminal charge against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

He was also at the appellate court to query the constitutionality of the warrant of arrest earlier issued against him by chairman of the CCT, Justice Danladi Umar.

The embattled Senate President, through his team of lawyers led by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. J.B. Daudu, SAN, also wanted the higher court to ascertain whether the Justice Umar-led panel subscribed to the appropriate legal procedure when it ordered him to mount the dock and enter his plea to the charge despite preliminary objections against his trial.

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