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Court summons Saraki, CCB, CCT over alleged false assets declaration

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Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, summoned the Federal Ministry of Justice, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Mr. Sam Saba and that of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Justice Danladi Umar, to appear before the court on September 21, to show cause why Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki should be prosecuted. Vanguard reports
Saraki is facing 13-count charge bordering on alleged corruption and false declaration of assets, levelled against him by the CCB.
Also summoned to appear before the court was the deputy director in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. M.S. Hassan, who signed the charge against Saraki. The court order was sequel to an ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/775/15, which was filed and moved in chamber, yesterday, by Saraki’s lawyer, Mr. Mahmud Magaji, SAN.
Already, Saraki has lined up a consortium of 12 senior lawyers, including three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, to represent him before the court. His legal team is led by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. J.B. Daudu, SAN.
In his ruling, Justice Mohammed held thus: “An order is hereby made directing the Respondents to appear before this court on Monday, September 21, 2015, and show cause why the motion for an order of injunction being sought by the plaintiff/applicant should not be made by the court.
“All the respondents should be served with the Originating Summons filed in this suit, its accompanying affidavit, the motion-on-notice for interlocutory order of injunction, the motion ex-parte for interim order of injunction, the affidavit of urgency and all the exhibits attached to the various affidavits filed.”
The court which relied on provisions of Order 26, Rule 10 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2009, further directed that hearing notice should be served on all the respondents to compel their attendance in court on that date.

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