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Saraki’s Trial Resumes June 7

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has fixed June 7, 8 and 9 2016, for the continuation of the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Head of the tribunal’s Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-hassan, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

According to the statement, the tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, fixed the dates for the continuation of the cross-examination of the principal prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas.

Danladi Umar had on Wednesday, June 1, reportedly adjourned the trial indefinitely due to the absence of Michael Wetkas, who was said to be giving evidence in another criminal case involving former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido in the Federal High Court, Abuja

But Al-hassan said the court did not adjourn indefinitely as reported by the media, and said it was a “misunderstanding”of the court.

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.