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False Assets Declaration: Saraki’s CCT Trial Adjourned Indefinitely


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the application by the Prosecution Counsel, the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on false assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been adjourned indefinitely.

In the application sent to the Court’s Registry, it was learnt Wednesday that the leading prosecution Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), hinged his prayer to the prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, who he explained is currently under cross-examination by the defence, to testify in the ongoing money laundering trial of former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido.

Hearing in the former Governor Lamido’s suit which is before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had been stalled hearing severally, in the past due to the EFCC’s witness (Wetkas’s) persistent absence in court.

The CCT Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar is yet to announce the date of next hearing.

Saraki’s CCT 16 count charge trial has been frustrated by the defendant himself, through several legal tussles, including approaching different courts to seek nullification of the court composition and its validity with respect to the alleged criminal offences leveled against him.


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