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The prosecution and the defence counsel have agreed on next Friday, March 18 for the argument of the motion on jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try Senate President Bukola Saraki on a charge of alleged false asset declaration slammed on him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

President of the CCT, Danladi Umar, asked the defence to ensure that he served all motions and processes on the prosecution counsel to avoid further delay of the trial.

He therefore adjourned the case to Friday, March 18, 2016, for moving of the motion and possible hearing of the substantive matter.

The Senate President sat in the dock as the lawyers prosecution and the defence exchanged arguments.

According to the motion, the Senate President is contending that the Attorney -General of the Federation cannot prosecute him.

Reacting to the information, Counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs told the court that the move was a delay attics and an attempt to scuttle the trial.

According to him, the accused person knowing fully well that he is the prosecutor did not serve the application on him but instead served the Federal Ministry of Justice clearly indicating that they did not want trial to commence.

He told the court to dismiss the issue and go to the business of the day because he was ready for trial with his witnesses and evidence in tribunal.

However, Mr Agabi again told the tribunal that his application is a matter of law which must be settled before trial can commence.

Having listened to both parties, Chairman of the tribunal adjourned to March 18, 2016, to hear the motion and also commence with the trial.

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