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CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial indefinitely

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has today adjourned indefinitely the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki. Naija News gathers

The Tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar held in a bench ruling this morning that it is germane to await the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeals filed by both Saraki and the Federal Government on the judgement of the Court of Appeal.

Umar had asked the parties in the matter to address the tribunal on the issue of the pending appeals.

Naija News gathered that Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) urged the tribunal to proceed since the defence had already opened and closed their case and the tribunal had adjourned for adoption of final addresses.

However, Saraki’s counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN) urged the Tribunal to be mindful of the dignity of the Supreme Court and prayed for an indefinite adjournment.

 

Agreeing with the defence counsel, the CCT chairman held that the Tribunal “has decided to tarry a while so that the integrity of Supreme Court would not be played with.”

“The Tribunal will adjourn this matter sine die pending the outcome of the appeals at the Supreme Court,” he added.

 

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