Senate President Bukola Saraki has dissociated himself from a fresh suit initiated by Timipa Jenkins Okponipare at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking to restrain Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with his trial.
In a statement by his lawyer Mahmud Magaji (SAN), Saraki said he has never instructed Okponipare to institute such a suit on his behalf.
The statement reads:
“We do not know the complainant in the purported case. Dr. Saraki has not instructed any lawyer to file a suit in the Federal High Court, Abuja, or any other court, wherein a purported issue of fundamental human rights to challenge the case before the CCT was filed.
We hope the reported case is not arranged to target the decision which the CCT is billed to deliver tomorrow (today) concerning the competence of the Tribunal chairman, Mr. Danladi Umar, to continue presiding over the Saraki case.
We call on members of the public to know that Dr. Saraki will explore all legitimate avenues to prove his innocence of the charges filed against him before the CCT but he will not be a party to abuse of the court process in whatever manner.”