Monday, November 30, 2015 11:16 pm
The Supreme Court has slated Thursday for hearing on the appeal filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki against his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, according to notices sent to parties in the case.
The notices were sent today.
Saraki is challenging the decision of the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) to assume jurisdiction over the false asset declaration charges brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The Court of Appeal, in a split decision of two-to-one upheld the CCT’s jurisdiction to hear the charges, a decision Saraki appealed at the Supreme Court.
The apex court had on November 12 directed the CCT to suspend proceedings in the trial pending determination of the appeal.