The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed an appeal by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking to quash corruption charges brought by the Code of Conduct Bureau against him.
The appeal court ruled Friday, upholding the authority of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to try Mr. Saraki.
Mr. Saraki is facing a 13-count charge of alleged false declaration of assets and corruption.
He denies the charges.
Mr. Saraki had challenged the jurisdiction of the tribunal and had asked the Court of Appeal to nullify the trial which is set to begin in November.
The Court of Appeal ruled that the “The CCT is a court of criminal jurisdiction, albeit limited jurisdiction”.