OrderPaperToday – The Code of Conduct Tribunal has indefinitely adjourned the trial of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki on false assets declaration.
The Tribunal’s judgement stemmed from pending appeals on the matter at the Supreme Court.
In December 2017, the Supreme Court referred three counts out of 18 back to the CCT for retrial.
In a continued trial on 27th of February 2018, the case was adjourned in order to hear the final address by the prosecuting and defence teams before giving a final judgement.
On Thursday, the counsel to Saraki, Kanu Agabi appealed that the Tribunal await the suit filed at the Apex Court by his client.
The prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, however objected it urging the tribunal to take its final address.
According to Jacobs, the defence team had already opened and closed their case in addition CCT initially adjourned for the adoption of final address.
Giving his judgement, the Chairman of CCT, Danladi Umar, went on the side of the defence team and said the Tribunal “has decided to tarry a while so that the integrity of Supreme Court would not be played with.
“The Tribunal will adjourn this matter sine die pending the outcome of the appeals at the Supreme Court.”