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Appeal Court Fixes May 31 for Hearing in Saraki’s Appeal Challenging CCT to Trial Him

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has fixed May 31 for the hearing of an appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The Senate President is challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to try him on charges, including false and anticipatory asset declaration, thus challenging a March 24, 2016 ruling of the Danladi Umar-led CCT dismissing his application on the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear the charges against him.

A five-man bench of the appeal court led by Justice Abdul Aboki, on Monday fixed May 31 for the hearing of both the appeal and the cross-appeal following a request by Saraki’s lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), for a 14-day adjournment.

Agabi told the court that he was just served with the final reply by the Federal Government with respect to its (the Federal Government’s) cross-appeal and would require time to look at it.

The lawyer, Mr. Henry Ejiga, who represented the Federal Government did not object to Agabi’s application for adjournment.

The appeal court then fixed May 31 for the hearing.

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