Following Appeal’s court ruling which held that the Senate President Bukola Saraki, had a case to answer with respect to three of the 18 count charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Saraki, on Tuesday, was accompanied by his colleagues to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT to defend himself on counts 4,5 and 6 which had to do with how he acquired his properties at number 17 a and b Mac Donald street Ikoyi.
A three-man panel of the Appeal Court led by Justice Tinuade Wilson-Akomolafe had on December 12, 2017, nullified 15 out of the 18 count charges brought against the Senate President.
The court held that while the Senate President declared in his asset form that the properties were acquired through the sales of commodities, the testimony of one of the prosecution witness who is a banker to the Senate President, indicated that the properties were bought through a loan.
At the moment the Senate President is at the tribunal in the company of some lawmakers, awaiting the arrival of the panel of the tribunal led by its chairman Mr Danladi Umar.