*Says His CCT Trial’s Politically Motivated
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has revealed that he’s delighted to have been vindicated of any corruption charges afte Friday’s Supreme Court judgment that completely absolved.
The Code of Conduct Bureau had on September 16 , 2015, filed a 13 – count charge against Saraki for alleged false and anticipatory declaration of assets before the Code of Conduct Tribunal ( CCT ).
An elated Saraki, pointed out that his trial at the CCT was politically initiated in a bid to deny him his senate President seat.
“At the end of a tortuous journey of 1018 Days counting from September 22 , 2015 when the case began at the Tribunal , I am happy that I have been vindicated ,” Saraki said in a statement .
“The Supreme Court has affirmed that there is no evidence of false declaration of assets . ”
“This outcome has gladdened my heart and further strengthened my belief in this country .”
Saraki declares the case as politically motivated which came after his emergence as the Senate president .
“As I said in my first appearance at the CCT , this is a politically motivated case .”
“The case was trumped up in the first instance because of my emergence as the President of the Senate against the wishes of certain forces. Ordinarily , I doubt anyone would be interested in the asset declaration form I filled over 15 years ago .”
By Augustine Akhilomen