Moves by embattled Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to stop his arrest by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) who had issued a bench warrant for Saraki’s arrest has again hit the bricks.
Saraki’s ex-parte application before the Court of Appeal seeking to set aside the CCT warrant of arrest was today dismissed.
The Court of Appeal said it cannot interfere with the proceedings following the determination of a similar suit pending at the lower court, The Nation reports.
While the ex-parte application was refused, the Court of Appeal adjourned the motion on notice for hearing on September 29.
Saraki in a similar suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Justice Armed Mohammed today also refused a similar application.
Justice Mohammed adjourned to September 30 for the hearing of the substantive suit by Saraki, challenging the competence of charge before the CCT and the preliminary objection filed by the CCT, Code of Conduct Tribunal and Federal Ministry of Justice.
Nation reports that the Justice held that, in view of the constitutional and radical nature of the issues raised in the respondents’ objection, it was reasonable for the court not to waste time on interlocutory applications.
Saraki had revealed that he will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal tomorrow Tuesday, September, 22, 2015. He maintained that he is ready to submit himself to due process of the law on any issue concerning him.
He also believes that he has an inalienable right to resort to the same judiciary for protection when he feels his fundamental rights are about to be infringed upon.
On his own part, President Muhammadu Buhari dismissed rumours saying that he didn’t know anything about Saraki’s trial