Saraki’s trial adjourned for fourth time since 2015

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The alleged false asset declaration trial against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was yesterday adjourned for the fourth time at the instance of the prosecution.

Counsel for the Federal Government, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), had asked for the adjournment after its inability to produce its prosecution witness at the resumed sitting.

Jacobs said his witness for the day was unavailable. He said the witness, who is Saraki’s Account Officer, informed him that he would be undergoing a surgery, hence, he would not be available to testify in the trial.

The prosecution counsel therefore, urged the tribunal to adjourn the matter.

The Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, after taking submissions, adjourned the sitting till May 4, 2017 for continuation of trial.

The case was initially slated for April 18, but was shifted to April 25, and then to April 27 (yesterday). It has now been shifted again and consecutively to May 4, 2017.



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