The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja today struck out the application filed by the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki seeking a stay of proceeding of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over allegations of corruption.                                                  

Justice Abdul Aboki, who led the three-man panel, gave the ruling after the defence counsel; Kanu Agabi applied for its withdrawal saying it would be better for them to base their application on the substantive motion which bordered on the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try the Senate president.

 The court asked the parties to file and perfect all their documents to enable the parties to get a new date for a hearing.
SaharaReporters learnt that Saraki and his lawyers changed their mind upon discovering that they had not filed the appropriate papers detail a reason for the strange appeal.

The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court had already decided that the tribunal has jurisdiction in the case.

 Mr. Saraki's trial at the CCT will resume again on Wednesday.

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