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CCT Trial: Bukola Saraki’s Appeal Rejected At Federal High Court In Lagos

Nov 6, 2015 – CCT Trial: Bukola Saraki’s Appeal Rejected At Federal High Court In Lagos

Embattled Senate President Olubukola Saraki has once again failed in his bid to stop his prosecution and trial for false asset declaration charges file against him by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja

Before now, Saraki dragged CCT to the Supreme court in Abuja to in a bid to stop the trial, the appeal was also rejected.

His latest appeal at the Federal High Court in Lagos was rejected today.

The two-term governor of Kwara State is facing 13-count corruption charge over false declaration of asset and money laundering.



  1. tamedo

    November 6, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Saraki should have stepped down counted his losses and negotiated with the FG. I hope it’s not too late now, he might end up loosing his position and multi-million Naira properties.

  2. Ayodele

    November 7, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    It’s time that Nigeria starts adopting best governance practice from around the world while also being creative. This is not corruption, it is economic terrorism of worst type. It should be treated with disdain and fought seriously. One powerful weapon that our government has not really recognised is taxation. Every Nigerian should have tax returns that include asset recognition. Then it will become impossible to steal money and buy 30 properties overnight. If anyone does that then they must explain where the money came from and how income tax was paid over the years. Without tax paid then govt can seize assets and prosecute. This will stop politicians from stealing funds and hiding it with family members. Nigerian govt should sign tax treaty with countries like Switzerland, USA, UK etc. Then no where to hide again for these crooks

  3. Jilo

    November 7, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Thank you Ayodele for this brilliant idea but the question is who is going to bell the cat?. Do you think we are ready to borrow this idea?. In a well structure society, if you have properties you must be paying taxes on them, the tax may be minimum, through that process, the government can track down your properties whether you have owned them for long time as you claimed. In Nigeria we are not ready to do that, that is why it is easy for those thieves to steal our money. If we can adopt a more stringent rule such as paying property tax, consistently with traceable track record, it will be difficult for those thieves to steal our money if they realize they cannot find anywhere to hide it.

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