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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

UPDATES: Nigeria’s Senate President Saraki Docked At The Code Of Conduct Tribunal

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been docked at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false declaration of assets.

After arriving the tribunal in the company of some 50 Nigerian senators, Mr. Saraki initially refused to enter the accused person’s box at the tribunal. It took a prolonged argument between the chairperson of the tribunal Danladi Umar and Saraki’s lawyers before he eventually agreed to enter the accused box.

As Mr. Saraki sat in the box, 13 counts of corruption charges were read to him by the lead prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs. Saraki took a no-guilty plea as the charges was read.