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Supreme Court hears Saraki, FG’s cross-appeal April 12

The Supreme Court has fixed April 12 for the hearing of the appeals filed concerning the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, The PUNCH has learnt.

The Danladi Umar-led CCT had on March 8 adjourned indefinitely the trial of Saraki on three charges of false asset declaration in order to await the outcome of the appeals before the apex court.

Both Saraki and the Federal Government (the prosecution) had appealed to the Supreme Court against separate parts of the December 12, 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

While Saraki had appealed against the part of the Court of Appeal’s decision restoring three of the 18 counts earlier dismissed by the CCT, the Federal Government had cross-appealed against the part of the decision affirming the tribunal’s dismissal of the rest of the 15 counts.

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