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Will the Senate President be arrested and taken to court today?


Will the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki be arrested and taken to court today? Or would he show up in court by himself ? 

Well, we are still waiting to see....

The code of Conduct Tribunal had on Friday issued a bench warrant for his arrest, ordering the Inspector General of Police Mr Solomon Arase to arrest the Senate President and produce him in court today. When the bench warrant for his arrest was issued, we thought the police were going to swing into action by getting him arrested as ordered but as at Friday, the Police said they are yet to receive a copy of the warrant hence, they could not arrest him.

There has been different angles to the travails of the Senate President, some said he is being witch hunted by the presidency, others have fingered Senator Bola Tinubu considering the fact that he was not Tinubu's  favourite candidate for the Senate Presidency. Am sure you all know how Dr Saraki became the Senate President. The question now is, does Jagaban as he's fondly called has such power to witch hunt someone at the National level?

In my opinion, I believe neither the Presidency nor Bola Tinubu is trying to witch hunt the Senate President but rather the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are independent judicial body carrying out their duties without  interference.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has washed his hands off the current travails of the Senate President, DAILY POST has reported.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President,he rebuffed insinuation that President Buhari was behind the ongoing trial of the Senate President by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

He said such suggestions were unacceptable, especially as views that the trial can only be from an external instigation are uninformed.

“There is no place in law that the Bureau and the Tribunal should take instructions from any quarters.

“As an independent institution equal to any superior court of record, the tribunal is set up by the constitution to determine the issue of default, false declaration or forgery in assets declaration.


“This therefore is purely a judicial process and has nothing to do with the presidency”, said Shehu.

He added: “If anyone has an axe to grind with what they are doing, they should do it in a judicial manner by challenging those actions in a proper court of law. Let them hire a good team of lawyers to prove their innocence.

“Government has no desire to persecute anybody. The President has vowed to respect the rule of law and this is what he is doing by staying out of this matter. He has said times without number that the war against corruption has no sacred cows.

“Even if the President wants to help, there is no way he can do anything. Is he going to ask the judge to stop the trial?

“It is purely a judicial process, the type of which are routinely dealt with by the CCB and the CCT. There are many cases like this that are going on.

“The President has sworn to an oath to protect the constitution and will not violate that oath?”

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