The Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal has discharge and acquitted the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of all the 18 count charges bordering on corruption and false asset declaration brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Delivering the judgement, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, said the prosecution has failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore cleared the Senate President of all 18 charges brought against him.
Reacting to the tribunal ruling, the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekwerenmadu said he was not surprised with the outcome of the trial since the charges were trumped up to serve selfish political interests. He maintained that the judgement is a victory to the rule of law and our democracy.
On his part, the Senate President, Chief Bukola Saraki, applauded the tribunal for upholding justice that has resulted in his victory at the trial maintaining that Justice has been served and the tenets of democracy upheld.
Meanwhile, the prosecution said it has already concluded arrangements to appeal the judgement of the tribunal.