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CCT says Senate President’s lawyers are tactically delaying his trial

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar has accused Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s lawyers of tactically delaying his trial.

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Umar made the comment at the resumption of Saraki’s trial today, June 7, 2016, The Cable reports.

“When you are asking a witness, go straight to the point. You don’t have to find your way of distorting the witness. This is delaying us. You are a senior lawyer, I don’t want you to do that kind of tactics to delay the matter. We assure you that whatever happens, we are going to be fair,” Umar said.

“But it seems you are employing tactical delay to avoid final consequences‎. Don’t be afraid. I’m a gentleman,” he added.

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In reaction to Umar’s comment, Saraki’s lead counsel, Kanu Agabi said:‎

“We are actually afraid of the final consequences. We really are, and all that we are doing is because we are scared of the final consequences.”

“Now, it is time for us to disabuse the minds of the court. Please bear with us. We are not worried about the law. We are worried about the prejudice. We are not afraid of you. I pray for you every day that your lordship sits here for many more years‎..

Saraki earlier said that he is eager for the trial, which he terms a distraction, to end.

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