Not satisfied with the no-case submission acquitting the Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on June 14, 2017, the Federal government has on Tuesday filed an 11-ground notice against the judgement.
Mr Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, was brought before the CCT late 2015 on 18 count charge allegation of false declaration of assets.
Although there were 48 documentary exhibits tendered during the trial, the two-man panel chaired by Justice Danladi Umar discharged and acquitted Saraki unanimously.
After the fourth and last prosecution witnesses closed its case on May 4, 2017, Saraki then filed a no-case submission and was upheld by the Jury.
Umar while ruling, said Saraki was not invited for interrogation, as heavy oversight in the process of prosecution which was the basis for his exoneration.
But the Federal Government in its appeal notice noted that the Tribunal totally overruled earlier decisions of the Appeal Court on trials and criminal case of Saraki.
The notice filed by Senior Advocate Rotimi Jacobs and Pius Akutah, the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Ministry of Justice, in part reads: “The decision of the lower tribunal is uncalled for, not reasonable and did not align with weight of evidence.
The appellant also stated that the judgement is “unconstitutional and has no jurisdiction”.
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