April 28, 2016

Saraki Trial: ACF representative decries ‘tele-guided judgement’

Saraki Trial: ACF representative decries ‘tele-guided judgement’


A former lawmaker, representing Benue North Senatorial district from 1999 to 2003, Senator Joseph Waku, has decried the way and manner that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) case against the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been handled.

Speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the CCT, Waku said that he was mandated by the Arewa Consultative Forum to observe the proceedings, and report back to the Forum.

He said:

“I have been watching you guys in the television and reading you in the newspapers, and I was mandated by the Arewa Consultative Forum to come here as an observer and watch the procedures and go back to report what I have found.

“My observations are that there is a premeditated something that is going on in this country. The judiciary is on trial, the country is on trial, the Justices are on trial and we are watching to see, because similar cases have gone on before and we know how they ended.

“So, my observations here today are those things that I have witnessed and I have to go back to the mother organizations to report my findings, my witnesses, what I have seen and the way I have looked at it.

“I think that Nigeria is again moving through a trying period of Judicial process and I make bold to advise that the prosecution witness do not have prerogative of knowledge but from the look of things, there is already tele-guided judgement that one expect to see in future and that may not be good for this country.

“It will not be good for Judicial process, it is not going to be good for democracy and it will not be in the best interest of the ‘Change’ that we are looking for.

“In as much as we are against corruption, let the legal process take its due cognisance that it is the last hope of the ordinary and common persons. That is my observation.”