The Court of Appeal Abuja Division on Wednesday jailed him six years and also asked him to refund N22.9 billion
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The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, Prof. James Apam, announced the date at a stakeholders forum in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital
In a unanimous judgment of the Court of Appeal, delivered by Justice T. O. Awotoye, the appellant court dismissed Melaye’s appeal for lacking in merit as it disclosed no cause of action
The apex court put off the two appeals sine die to enable Saraki and government file and exchange process relating to the legal tussle within the time allowed by the law
The session was held on Thursday
The Counsel in a trinity application before the Apex Court challenging the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, failed to file appropriate exhibits of the two lower courts along with other processes he filed in…
The appeal is in relation to the ongoing Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegedly failing to declare his assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Saraki, in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Monday night, said he will appear before the CCT on Tuesday morning (today) and ask that his trial on a three count charge as ordered by the Court of Appeal proceeds immediately
Delivering the judgment, Justice Abubakar Yahaya, said the court’s decision was as a result of the applicant’s withdrawal of his pending motions fixed for hearing.
Delivering the judgment, Justice Abubakar Yahaya held that the earlier order made on November 20, 2017 directing INEC to conduct election for the senatorial seat within 90 days could not be reversed.
The EFCC had arraigned the judge for allegedly receiving $260,000 and N8.7 million gratification to enrich himself as a public official.
The Lagos Division of the court delivered the judgment in a case between the EFCC and a judge of the Federal High Court, Hydiazira Nganjiwa.
The judgment, read by Justice O. Ogunwumiju, upheld the decision of the lower court to order the temporary forfeiture of the money.
The panel of five Justices, led by Dattijo Mohammed, gave the date after counsels to the parties in the case adopted their addresses.
Justice Teni Hassan held that such move could hurt the judiciary, adding that the court would not overrule itself.