CCT Bows To Supreme Court, Suspends Saraki’s Trial

share on:
FG withdraws corruption charges against Supreme Court chief registrar, others

Following directives from the Supreme Court, the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has suspended the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, pending the determination of his appeal.

Saraki’s CCT Fraud CaseThe disclosure was made known by the Public Relations Officer of the tribunal, Ibraheem Alhassan, in Abuja on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

READ ALSO: Dear Nigerians, Here Is How Much Buhari, Saraki And Ministers Earn As Salary

According to Mr. Alhassan, the decision to suspend hearing was to show due respect to the apex court’s directive for stay of proceedings.

“The case was slated for hearing on Nov. 23, but as a mark of respect for the apex court, the tribunal decided to tarry a while pending the determination of Saraki’s appeal challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him,” he said.

Mr. Saraki was billed to appear at the tribunal today for the continuation of hearing.

READ ALSO: NGO Drags CCT Judge, Umar To Court, Says He Collected N10M Bribe

Supreme court’s Justice John Fabiyi ordered the Justice Danladi Umar-led tribunal to suspend further hearing in the matter, saying that the stay of proceeding was to enable the apex court hear and determine the substantive appeal brought by Mr. Saraki.

“It is imperative to state that all the parties, including the Code of Conduct Tribunal, should tarry a while to enable this court determine the appeal before it.

“In effect, further proceeding at the CCT should be stayed pending the hearing of the appeal.

“Hearing date will be communicated to all the parties,” the apex court said in a unanimous ruling.

The Supreme Court, however, gave both parties seven days each to file and serve their briefs in order to ensure accelerated hearing.



I am but your herald boy in the art of the pen.. An eccentric Environmental Biologist smouldered in the glorious epiphany of online journalism. If you ever find my article unduly insipid, sue me and i’ll refund you...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.