CCT Adjourns Saraki’s Trial to November 5

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THE Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has adjourned the trial of Bukola Saraki, Senate president, over an alleged false asset declaration to November 5 and 6. This followed the pending judgment of the Court of Appeal‎ on the trial of Saraki.

Rotimi Jacobs, prosecuting counsel‎, had prayed the tribunal to adjourn the trial out of respect for the appeal court, which reserved judgment on the suit filed by the Senate president to stop his trial for alleged false declaration of assets. But Mahmud Magaji, Saraki’s lawyer, argued that the trial should be adjourned sine die.

In his reaction, Danladi Umar, chairman of the CCT, objected, saying the defendant might “go and relax.”

Umar therefore, gave a two-week time-off, ruling that trial would continue on November 5 and 6.

— Oct 21, 2015 @ 13:00 GMT

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