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False Assets Declaration: CCT Resumes Saraki’s Trial Next Tuesday


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The trial on false and anticipatory assets declaration of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), will resume next Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the court has confirmed.

The CCT Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-hassan in a statement he issued Thursday, confirmed that the tribunal had granted the leading Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs’s (SAN) request by fixing June Tuesday, 7 for the trial to resume and to continue Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Mr. Al-hassan noted that the Wednesday media report that the trial has been adjourned indefinitely was not true.

It would be recalled Saraki’s trial was stalled Wednesday due to the absence of first prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, who was said to be in another court as witness in the trial of alleged money laundering, involving the immediate past Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido.

Following this, Mr. Jacobs applied for an adjournment to allow his first witness to appear in court.

Lamido and others are standing trial before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

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