Court says Nigeria senate president should face trial

The Nigeria’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the country’s Senate president against his trial for alleged corruption.

Bukola Saraki went to the court to challenge the jurisdiction of the Court of Conduct Tribunal where he is facing trial over alleged false declaration of his assets.

Mr Saraki denies all the charges.

The judgement means the tribunal can go ahead and try Mr Saraki, who is the third highest ranking political officer in the country.

If found guilty, the senate president may lose his position and could be banned from holding any political office for 10 years.