The Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled on Friday that the Code of Conduct Tribunal is legally constituted to proceed with the trial of senate president Bukola Saraki over allegations of false declaration of assets.
Sen. Saraki has swiftly stated that he will approach the Supreme Court to seek a favourable ruling. He made this knsown through his lead counsel, Mohammed Mogaji. 
Saraki had been slammed with a 13-count charge of false asset declaration while declaring his assets as governor of Kwara State in 2007 
Delivering judgment today, Justice Moore Agumanen in a majority ruling of 2 against 1, said the conduct tribunal was properly constituted and could sit with just the chairman and one other member. The dissenting third judge, Justice Joseph Ekanem however upheld Saraki’s appeal.
He also ruled that the CCT has criminal jurisdiction and had powers to issue a bench warrant, positions challenged by Saraki in the appeal. The court also ruled that the Solicitor-General of the Federation can institute proceedings in the absence of the Attorney-General since the office of the AGF is statutory and cannot die whether the AGF is in court or not.
The CCT had docked the Senate President on September 22 after issuing a bench warrant against him for failing to appear in the case on an earlier date. He was again docked on October 21 and the matter adjourned to November 5.
                                                                                                       Reported on Oct. 30, 2015

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