Grave punishments await Senate President Bukola Saraki if he is being found guilty by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over a 13-count charge of false declaration of assets.
Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently on trial at the code of conduct tribunal for fraud in asset declaration while in office.
The direction of the trial is currently unknown but lawyers have started looking at the consquences of the offence if he is found guilty in the ongoing trial.
According to the Fifth Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), if found guilty, Saraki shall face any or all of the following:
1. He will be remove from office,
2. He will be disqualified from holding any public office
3. He will be forfeited to the state, any property acquired in abuse of office.
However the tribunal chairman, Justice Danladi Umar before adjour