Code Of Conduct Tribunal Adjourns Saraki’s Trial Till November 19

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned till November 19 the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki on charges leveled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

However, all lawyers representing the Senate President in the case have withdrawn from the case.

Their withdrawal follows the ruling of the tribunal to continue trial, a decision which the lawyers describe as ” judicial rascality.

The Tribunal had based its ruling on the strength of Section 305 of the administration of Criminal Justice Act which says that a trial can be concluded and ruling reserved until all questions about the trial are answered.

Dr. Saraki then asked for a month to reconstitute his defence.

However, lawyer to the federal government kicked against it saying that it is another way for the Senate President to “get what he wants”.

The tribunal however ruled that it will give the Senate President one week to reconstitute his legal team.

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