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Reprieve came the way of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on the long drawn battle over alleged false assets declaration as the Code of Conduct tribunal, (CCT)Wednesday discharged and acquitted the Kwara state-born Legislator.
In his ruling,the Chairman of CCT, Danladi Umar, declares that the Prosecutor has failed to prove its allegation and therefore discharged Senator Saraki.
You may recall that the Senate President has been in a running battle with the federal government agency since his emergence as Senate President against the All Progressives Congress (APC) decisions on zoning of Political positions.
He was slammed with a 13 count charge of corruption which was later increased to 18, and according to the Charge number ABT/01/15 dated September 1 and filed at the CCT, Saraki is accused of offences ranging from operating foreign accounts,anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declarations of assets in the form he filled before the tribunal while serving as governor of Kwara State.
The acquired assets were alleged to be above his legitimate earnings and violated sections of the fifth schedule of the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
Dr Saraki has always maintained that his prosecution is political motivated
The Senate President had on May 4 made a no case submission after the Prosecution closed his case