Code of Conduct Tribunal Renews Saraki’s Arrest Warrant

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar on Monday issued a fresh arrest warrant on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The order came despite argument by the Counsel to the Senate President, Joseph Daudu, that the Tribunal lacked competence to hear the case, an argument which the prosecuting counsel opposed.

At a resumed hearing, after a short adjournment, Justice Umar re-issued a warrant of arrest on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The Senate President is being tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets.

The Court of Appeal had struck out the application filed by Senator Saraki, seeking to set aside the order for his arrest issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The motion on notice has been adjourned to Tuesday, September 29, 2015, for proof of service and hearing.

However, the Senate President has said that he would appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday, adding that he also believes that he has an inalienable right to resort to the same judiciary for protection when he feels his rights are about to be infringed upon.

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