FG closes case against Saraki at CCB

The federal government on Thursday closed its case of false asset declaration against the senate President, Busola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja.

Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs announced the close of its case after the fourth prosecution witness, Mr Bayo Dauda, a staff of Guaranty Trust bank, Ilorin Branch and the account officer to the senate President testified before the tribunal.

In response to Mr Jacobs, Mr Paul Erokoro,SAN and counsel to senator Saraki opted to file a no case submission instead of opening his defence.

By this move, the defence counsel is implying that the prosecution has been unable to prove the any of the 18 count charges preffered against the senate President.

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Tribunal chairman Dalandi Umar gave the defence counsel one week to file its written address on no-case submission while the prosecution counsel will also respond within one week.

Justice Umar adjourned the case to June 8 for adoption of the addresses.

The federal government filed the case of false agaist the senate President on the 15th of September 2015.