Saraki’s Trial To Hold On A Daily Basis

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The chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar, said that the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki for false asset declaration will now be held on a daily basis.

The Tribunal chairman made the pronouncement while expressing displeasure over the prosecution team’s delay of proceedings.

A member of the Federal Government’s legal team, Gabriel Esegine, had asked the Tribunal for a one hour adjournment to allow Rotimi Jacobs, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lead counsel, to be present having attended to a matter at the Court of Appeal.






     

     

    A visibly angry Umar, who eventually acceded to Esegine’s plea and postponed trial for one hour, said trial would be from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily, with everyone expected to be in attendance, as the court will not wait for anyone.

    “According to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, trials are to commence from day to day. And that’s what will happen now from 10am to 6pm.”

    In a similar vein, he told Saraki’s team not to rely on the court registry for court proceedings, saying henceforth, only overall proceedings would be provided.

    Justice Umar said the former governor of Kwara State’s legal team was over burdening the registry by demanding for proceedings, instead of making its own notes.

     

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