I have Other Important Things to Do – CCT Judge as he Adjourns Saraki’s Trial To Jan

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Tuesday adjourned the trial Senate President Bukola Saraki to January 11.

Announcing the adjournment after sitting for only 30 minutes, Umar said he had “other important thing to attend to”.

Before his announcement, Umar allowed Paul Usoro, Saraki’s counsel, to finish cross-examining Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and prosecution witness.

Usoro cross-examined Wetkas on count 16 of the charge of false declaration of assets brought against Saraki by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

While being cross-examined on the charge, Wetkas admitted that he did? not speak with the Kwara state government or interrogate Saraki on the allegation.

?Usoro: Did you speak with Kwara state government or officials as regard this allegation.

Wetkas: No, didn’t speak with them.

Usoro: Throughout the investigation you didn’t speak with defendant?

Wetkas: Yes, that is correct.

Usoro: So, in respect of this charge you didn’t have any input from him?

Wetkas: No,  I did not.

?Usoro cross-examined the witness for about three months.

The charge read in part: “That you Saraki while being senator did receive monthly salary as governor of Kwara state.”

Taraba Acting Governor Alhaji Sani Danladi Denies Working Against President Jonathan

The acting governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sani Danladi has said he was not working against the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Danladi on Sunday described rumours that he instructed thugs to destroy Jonathan’s billboards within Jalingo metropolis as wicked lies meant to turn the President and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against him.

Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo, the spokesman of the acting governor, Mr Slyvanus Giwa said the acting governor who had been canvassing for votes for Mr President could not have been behind the destruction of his billboards.

He stressed that his principal was working hard to unite the party and the entire state, and therefore, could not be behind the act.

“His Excellency, Alhaji Sani Danladi Abubakar has been dialoguing with stakeholders to see that everlasting peace returns to the state; let’s join hands with him by contributing our quotas to move Taraba State forward”, Giwa said.

He noted that Garba Umar and Danladi who had been at loggerheads had reconciled their differences and were now working together.

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He added that Danladi had succeeded in uniting all the party members and the party was currently working towards actualising its dream come February 28.

Source – Daily Post Ng