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Friday, July 6, 2018

Assets Declaration: Supreme Court Frees Saraki

Supreme Court has set free Senate President Bukola Saraki over allegations of failure to disclose his assets. 
The judgment was delivered in the early hours of Friday. 

In the lead judgment on Friday, Justice Centus Nweze upheld Saraki’s appeal and dismissed the Federal Government’s appeal. 

Nweze agreed with the CCT that the evidence led by the prosecution at the tribunal was entirely hearsay. 
He held that the Court of Appeal was wrong to have restored three out the 18 counts earlier dismissed by the CCT when it agreed that the evidence led by the prosecution was hearsay but went ahead to isolate three of the counts as having been proved. 

He quoted a part of the Court of Appeal’s judgment where it held that “the prosecution failed to call those who have direct knowledge of the facts sought to be proved, to testify." 

Faulting the Court of Appeal’s turn around to restore three of the counts based on the evidence it had declared as hearsay... 

 ● Eagle Online

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