Federal Government prosecutors at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, has filed an appeal against the verdict acquitting the Senate President Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets.
In an 80-page appeal that was made public on Tuesday, the prosecution at the Appeal Court said that serious legal and factual errors were made at Saraki’s trial and that he should be found guilty.
The Court of Conduct Tribunal last week cleared the Senate President of 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him.
Government prosecutors filed eleven grounds of appeal challenging the judgment of the CCT.
In the notice of appeal which was filed yesterday, the government said the judgment was unconstitutional, without jurisdiction, unwarranted, unreasonable and against the weight of evidence.
The notice of appeal was signed by Rotimi Jacobs SAN and Pius Akutah, an assistant Chief State Counsel.
The government is seeking an order setting aside the CCT judgment of June 14 that upheld the no case submission filed by Saraki at the close of the prosecution’s case.
The FG also prayed the Court of Appeal for an order calling upon Saraki to enter his defence.
The CCT on Wednesday last week cleared Saraki of the 18 count criminal charges over alleged false asset declaration brought against him.
Danladi Umar, the tribunal chairman said the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against Mr. Saraki.
He therefore upheld the no-case submission made by the defendant’s counsel, Kanu Agabi.
It argued that the Tribunal failed to analyse and evaluate the evidence of the prosecution witnesses before reaching its no case submission.
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