Bukola Saraki’s Trial Can No Longer Go On From Day To Day, We Have Other Cases, CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Says
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar, on Wednesday declared that the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki will not take place from day-to-day as was the tradition last year.
Umar made the declaration at the tribunal in Abuja, while adjourning the trial till January 17.
The adjournment was at the instance of the counsel to the federal government, Rotimi Jacobs, who prayed for time to allow him present some of his witnesses.
Jacobs informed the tribunal that some of his witnesses were still in Lagos and would need some time for them to arrive Abuja.
The prosecution urged the tribunal to give a ruling that the trial would be from day-to-day.
Granting his request for adjournment till next week, Umar, however, ruled that the trial shall not proceed on a day-to-day basis.
“I’m going to adjourn this matter to next week, but it cannot go on from day to day. We have other cases,” Umar said.
Saraki is currently standing trial on a 16-count charge of false assets declaration during his time as the governor of Kwara State.
Earlier, counsel to the Senate President, Kanu Agabi had urged Umar to end the trial in 2017. -DP