Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said that he has being vindicated by the decision of the court to strike out 15 of the 18 charges levelled against him.
Reacting to the decision of the Appeal Court which sent him back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, to answer to three charges of false asset declarations, Bukola, through his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the decision of the court is in consonance with his innocence.
He said thus: “We noted the verdict of the Court of Appeal in which it agreed with the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Senate President, Bukola Saraki has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government.
“We believe that upholding the no case submission by Mr. Saraki with regards to 15 of the 18 counts charges vindicates the Senate President. At least, the judgement has confirmed the position of the Tribunal that the prosecution’s case was entirely based on hearsay, not on any concrete evidence”.
Recall that the tribunal had dismissed all 18-count allegations leveled against Senator Bukola Saraki. But in a twist none saw coming,the Nigerian government appealed the CCT decision earlier this year.
However on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal ruled that Saraki did not sufficiently answer three of the charges.