Code of Conduct Tribunal postpones Saraki’s trial again
*Fourth adjournment by the prosecution
Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has again adjourned the trial of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, the fourth time in recent times, all at the instance of the prosecution team.
At the resumption of proceedings on Thursday, counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, that his witness was not available as he had just undergone a surgery.
Umar granted his request for adjournment and fixed 4th May for continuation of hearing.
Recall that the case was initially slated for 18th April, but was adjourned to 25th April, and then to Thursday, 27th and now to 4th May.
Saraki is standing trial on allegations of false assets declaration dating back to his days as the governor of Kwara State.
His trial which began in September 2015 has made no real progress as it has been one adjournment after another.
The Senate President risks forfeiting that said properties to the Federal Government if the charges against him are proven.