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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA v. DR. OLUBUKOLA ABUBAKAR SARAKI

(2017) JELR 37503 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/460C/2017  •  12 Dec 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA; TANI YUSUF HASSAN JCA; MOHAMMED MUSTAPHA JCA;

Judgement

TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON, JCA(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja, delivered on the 14th day of June 2017, by Danladi Yakubu Umar, Esq., (Chairman) and Atedze W. Agwadza (Member); in Charge No: CCT/ABJ l01l2015.

FACTS IN BRIEF:

Upon conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau, the appellant herein by an application to commence trial dated 11th day of September, 2015, preferred a thirteen count charges against the respondent before the trial tribunal on offences ranging from false declaration of assets, purchasing properties in excess of money fairly attributable to his salary, maintaining a domiciliary account and other similar allegations as contained in the Further amended charge (see pages 234-242) of the Record of Appeal (Vol. 1).

The respondent herein, as defendant, pleaded not guilty and sought for an order of the trial …

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