Legal Nigeria

Judge withdraws from Saraki’s suit against CCT, others

Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday withdrew from a case filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, against the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Saraki is seeking to restrain the CCT, the Federal Ministry of Justice and others from proceeding with his trial on alleged false declaration of assets.
Justice Mohammed had on September 17 declined to grant Saraki’s prayer for an order of interim injunction restraining the respondents.
Instead, the judge ordered that the respondents be put on notice and for them to explain on September 21, why the prayer sought by Saraki should not be granted.
On September 21, the judge, after entertaining argument from parties, elected to hear the substantive suit.
Justice Mohammed said it was more honourable for him to hand the case file back to the court’s Chief Judge for reassignment to another judge.
To avert a possible misrepresentation of the day’s proceedings, the judge directed an official of the court to make printed record of the proceedings, signed by the judge, available.
The Nation