CCT: FG Won’t Let Saraki Be
It appears Bukola Saraki celebrated too early or perhaps Nigerians are the ones being fooled.
The federal government is determined to appeal the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT ruling that acquitted the Senate President of false asset declaration charges.
Barely a fortnight after the CCT ruling, the Federal Government is heading to the Court of Appeal.
The transmission of records of the trial to the Court of Appeal is a legal requirement for the Federal Government to validate its notice of appeal filed against the CCT’s judgment.
The CCT recently discharged and acquitted Saraki of all the 18 charges.
According to legal experts, the Court of Appeal only assigns an appeal number to a case after receiving the “records of appeal” transmitted to it from the lower court.
Sunday Punch reports that the records transmission will set the stage for exchange of briefs between the parties involved in the case before a date for hearing of the appeal can be fixed by the Court of Appeal.
Ahead of the records transmission, which would likely take place this week, it was learnt that the legal team of the Federal Government and Saraki’s lawyers had, last week, participated in a “settlement of records” exercise.