CCT set to rule on Saraki’s non-appearance


Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal Justice Danladi-Umar
Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Umar Danladi adjourned proceedings for one hour today to decide on the ‘propriety and impropriety’ of the absence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki in court today.
The tribunal issued a bench warrant against the Senate President on Friday, but the execution was delayed following the assurance of his lead lawyer, Joseph Bodunrin Daodu, a senior advocate, that he would bring him to court.
Senator Bukola Saraki
It was one hell of legal fireworks as lawyers, including the Tribunal members argued back and forth on various issues, stalling the commencement of the trial of the senate president over a 13 count charge of false declaration of assets.
Saraki’s legal team however suffered a setback when Daodu tried to explain Saraki’s non-appearance. He cited the case of former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, noting that, he only made one appearance before the tribunal.
This was contradictory even by his own standards because chairamn of the tribunal, Danladi, said one appearance by Saraki to the tribunal would have satisfactory.
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Source:: PM Newspaper