Saraki Asks Court of Appeal To Stop His Arrest
Senate president Buhari Saraki has approached the Court of Appeal asking it to compel the Code of Conduct Tribunal to stay action on an order it made Friday for his arrest.
The notice of appeal according to the senate president’s media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, was filed on Monday morning.
He said the processes have now been served on the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
“They (Tribunal) are now aware that an appeal has been filed,” Mr. Olaniyonu said.
The Appeal Court is yet to seat on the application filed by Saraki as at the time of this report.
The Code pof Conduct Tribunal had on Friday ordered the arrest of Mr. Saraki for failing to appear on Friday as hearing on a 13-count charge of alleged corruption levelled against him commence.
The chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, issued a bench warrant against the Senate President, brushing aside a Federal High Court order seeking to stop Mr. Saraki’s arraignment.