CCT Adjourns Saraki’s Trial Indefinitely


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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has adjourned the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki indefinitely.

Saraki is standing trial on allegations of false assets declaration during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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The tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar had on May 25, deferred the trial till Wednesday, June 1, 2016, for further cross-examination of the principal prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas.

But when trial resumed, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, sent a letter to the tribunal asking for an adjournment.

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In the letter, Jacobs said the witness; Michael Wetkas is also a witness in another criminal case involving former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido in the Federal High Court, Abuja.

He asked for the trial to be adjourned to either June 10 or 11.

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Consequently the case was adjourned but no date has been fixed for the trial to continue.




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