Wednesday, 21 June 2017

FG Appeals Saraki's CCT Acquittal of Corrupt Cahrges

The federal government of Nigerian yesterday, has appealed the ruling of the CCT that acquitted Sen. Bukola Saraki, Senate President of the federal republic of corruption and false asset declaration
The notice of appeal which was signed by the Rotimi Jacobs Chief counsel of the State and his Assistant Pius Akutah was filed at the Abuja Court of Appeal on eleven grounds challenging the judgment of the CCT.
The government is seeking an order setting aside the CCT judgment of June 14 that upheld the no case submission filed by Saraki at the close of the prosecution’s case.
The FG also prayed the Court of Appeal for an order calling upon Saraki to enter his defense
Recall that last week Wednesday; the CCT had cleared Saraki of all the 18 count charges leveled against him by the government.

In the notice of appeal which was filed yesterday, the government said the judgment was unconstitutional, without jurisdiction, unwarranted, unreasonable and against the weight of evidence.