Sept 22, 2015 – Saraki Officially Charged With Corruption, Trial To Hold From Oct 21-23
Drama As CCT Forces Nigerian Senate President To Sit In The Dock
Saraki appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal today where he pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges laid before him.
Justice Danladi Umar of the CCT adjourned the case to October 21st, 2015.
The Senate President initially turned down request to sit in the dock but when CCT ordered him to on several occassions, he eventually did.
This is what Saraki said inside the dock:
“I am a firm believer of the rule of law. I have come here to subject myself before this tribunal. I strongly believe that I am here because I am the Senate President”.
“I felt that the CCB should have called me. We have been hearing about new Nigeria but this is the first time this kind of thing is being done without following the due process. Nigerians are watching and the world is also watching. I will confirm myself to the due process. So as i stated, I want to say that I am not guilty”.
See photos from the court
The era of impunity is over.
Nobody is above the law.
Game over! Saraki should resign now.