BEVERLY HILLS, March 08, (THEWILL) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Thursday, adjourned indefinitely the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, following a short bench ruling by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar.
Saraki is being tried on three of the 18 counts of false declaration of assets filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The prosecuting counsel Mr Rotimi Jacobs had urged the tribunal to proceed with taking the final address from the parties in the suit based on the fact that the defence had already opened and closed their case and the tribunal had adjourned for the adoption of final addresses.
However, Counsel to the Senate President Mr Kanu Agabi urged the tribunal to be mindful of the appeals filed by both the Senate President and the Federal Government on the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
In his ruling, Justice Umar held that it was germane to await the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeals and adjourned indefinitely.