Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman says Saraki ‘s trial shall proceed from 10am to 6pm day to day until conclusion of the case.
— ADESOMOJU (@adeadesomoju) April 18, 2016
Saraki's prosecutor, Rotimi Jacos, sends message to CCT, asking for a stand down for one hour.
A number of protesters have camped around various parts of Jabi District of Abuja, on the road leading to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, to declare support for the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, whose corruption trial resumed Monday morning.
Mr. Saraki is standing trial for alleged false assets declaration and fraud at the tribunal. His trial began in September last year.
The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Nigerian youths and Students stand firm with Saraki,” “Let the Senate Continue Working,” and “No to the ongoing witch-hunt of Saraki.”
They also chanted slogans such as “Sai namu mai gaskiya” in Hausa language, meaning “Our man is a person of truth”.
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