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Asset Declaration: Supreme Court Rules In Favour of Senate President, Saraki

Unic Press UK: The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgment Friday in a case of false asset declaration filed by the Nigerian government against the current Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

In a lead judgment, Judge Chima Centus Nweze of the apex court said:

“This court will not lend its jurisdiction to such a charade and caricature of justice. It carries grave error in holding that a prima facie case has been established against the appellant. The prosecution is duty bound, by law, to call all the key witnesses to be able to establish the prima facie case against anybody”.

The ruling yesterday by the Supreme Court of Nigeria had therefore thrashed the judgment of the Appeal Court in December 2017, in which, the lower court unanimously decided that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, should face trial on three counts out of eighteen. The three-count charge had rested upon false declaration of assets.

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