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Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourns Bukola Saraki's false assets declaration to Nov 5 and 6

21/10/2015 15:50
The Code of Conduct Tribunal on in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of Senatate President Bukola Saraki for alleged false assets declaration to November 5 and 6, 2015.
The adjournment which followed an application by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), was to enable the tribunal to await the judgment of the Court of Appeal ‎on an appeal by Saraki challenging the validity of the charges peferred against him.
The Court of Appeal’s judgment earlier fixed for Monday but was ‎not delivered because it was not ready and no new date has been fixed for it.
The Justice Danladi Umar-led tribunal acceded to the application by Jacob who said the adjournment was necessary to preserve the integrity of the Court of Appeal.
Saraki’s lawyer, Mahmud Magaji (SAN), did not oppose the application for adjourned but requested that the tribunal adjourn indefinitely as the Court of Appeal did.
But Justice Umar in his ruling adjourned till November 5 and 6 for report on the judgment of Court of Appeal and ruling.
But the trial may as well be terminated if the Court of Appeal rules in favour of Saraki in its pending judmgnet.
Saraki, who attended the Wednesday’s proceedings in company with some senators including, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Theodor Orji, Dino Melaye and Ali Ndume, had on September 22 pleaded not guilty to the 13 counts of false asset declaration preferred against him.

Source - PUNCH

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