The Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja has discharged and acquitted the Senate President Bukola Saraki on the alleged false assets declaration charges filed against him on the grounds that there was no prima facie case against the defendant.

Delivering a ruling on Saraki's no case submission, tribunal chairman Danladi Umar held that no reasonable tribunal would convict the defendant based on the evidence produced by the prosecution.

Saraki had in his no case submission urged the tribunal to dismiss the charges against him on the reason that the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were based on hear say.

But Prosecution insisted that the Senate President has a case to answer and asked the tribunal chairman to order Saraki to open his defence.