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Breaking: Code Of Conduct Tribunal Adjourns The Trial Of Senate President Bukola Saraki To November



The Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourns to November 5 and 6 the trial of Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki as another day seems to have been wasted following the shutting down of the Senate in a bid to attend the CCT Trial.

Dr Bukola Saraki had arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in company of 81 senators, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

DSP Ekweremadu, Senators Wamakko, Oduah, Anyanwu were amongst those cited at Saraki’s CCT entourage.

Saraki is facing a 13-count charge for false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Code of Conduction Bureau (CCB).

The Chairman of the Tribunal, had however banned cameras from taking shots of the proceedings or broadcasting it live.

Counsels to Saraki pleaded for adjournment to wait for out come of Court of Appeal as the Senate President was docked for a second time during todays hearing.

The Senate president had through his counsel prayed the Court of Appeal for an order halting his trial by the tribunal pending the hearing and determination of his motion on notice before the appellate court.

But the appellate court, against expectations on Monday, postponed ruling on the case indefinitely.

The court, which had earlier granted accelerated hearing to the appellant, and fixed October 19 for definite ruling on the case, failed to offer an explanation for the postponement but said it would communicate a new date to the parties to the suit.

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