CCT adjourns Sarakis false assets declaration trial indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday adjourned indefinitely the trial
of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for false assets declaration.

The Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, said the decision was taken because
of the pending appeals at the Supreme Court on the matter.

The appeals were filed by Saraki and the Federal Government on the matter.
The tribunal has decided to adjourn sine die (indefinitely) pending the
outcome of the appeals at the Supreme Court, he said.

The defence team led by Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) had earlier informed the
tribunal that the Supreme Court had fixedMarch 15for hearing of the
pending appeals.

Saraki is standing trial on three-count charge of false assets declaration
after the Court of Appeal had struck out 15 of the charges in December
last year.

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Author: Our Reporter