The presidency has described the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s upholding of the no-case submission of Senate president, Bukola Saraki as outrageous and travesty of justice.
This was stated by special assistant to the president on prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla.
Obono-Obla wondered why in spite of the overwhelming evidence against Saraki, the CCT still acquitted him.
It is a travesty of justice. It is pedestrian and it is outrageous. It is against the weight.
There was overwhelming evidence, cogent evidence, incontrovertible evidence, which cannot be dismissed by a no-case submission.
The trial judge ought to have called on the defendant to enter his defence against the evidence adduced by the prosecution.
The prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), is one the best in the country and he conducted that case professionally, conscientiously and diligently. So we are amazed, we are surprised.
The special aide pointed that the said the notion that Saraki’s release was a political agreement was false.
It is balderdash; it is hogwash. We know that President Muhammadu Buhari is a paragon of integrity.
The Attorney General of the Federation is also a paragon of integrity that will never compromise cases.
And we will go on with this fight against corruption despite the frustration, despite the setback.
We will go back to the drawing board, re-strategise because Nigeria must be saved. Our head is bruised but it is unbowed.