The Federal Government has written to the Code of Conduct Tribunal asking for a date for the commencement of the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on charges of false assets declaration.
The letter written on behalf of the Federal Government by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), followed the February 5 judgment of the Supreme Court validating the trial of the Senate President before the CCT.
It was learnt that Jacobs sent the letter with a copy of the Supreme Court’s judgment attached to it to the Danladi Umar-led CCT on Monday.
The Head, Press and Public Relations of the CCT, Mr. Ibraheem Al-hassan, confirmed to newsmen that the registrar of the tribunal had received it.
“I have confirmed from the registrar and he confirmed to me that Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), wrote the letter, informing the tribunal that the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal that was stopping the trial from going on. He attached a copy of the judgment to the letter.
“The letter will be considered and a hearing notice will be issued later on.”
It is expected that the tribunal will give a date for the trial and issue hearing notices to parties to the case this week.