Breaking News: Tribunal orders Saraki’s arrest

Breaking News: Tribunal orders Saraki’s arrest


The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered the arrest of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

This followed the failure of Saraki to appear before the Tribunal on Friday.

The Tribunal had slammed Saraki with a 13-count charge bordering largely on his alleged failure to declare assets he acquired while in office as governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

Saraki however on Thursday got an order of the Federal High Court barring the Tribunal from proceeding with his trial.

The court equally ordered the Code of Conduct Bureau, the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the chairmen of the two bodies and the prosecuting counsel in the case and representative of the Federal Minister of Justice, M. S. Hassan, to appear before it on Monday.

However, the Tribunal went ahead with its sitting on Friday in the trial of Saraki.
Hassan told the Tribunal that Saraki, who was represented at the trial by his lawyer, M. Mahmud, should be arrested for flouting its directive for personal appearance.

After arguments, the Chairman of the Tribunal, Danladi Umar, granted the prayer of the prosecuting counsel.

Umar ordered for Saraki’s arrest and that he should be brought to court on Monday.
He specifically directed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to effect the order.

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