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Saraki Senate President fails to attend trial despite arrest threat [VIDEO]

The CCT had issued a warrant for Saraki’s arrest on Friday, September 18, 2015, after he refused to attend the trial but sent his lawyers instead.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has again failed to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to answer to corruption charges levelled against him.

Empty dock at Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial on September 21, 2015 play

Empty dock at Senate President, Bukola Saraki's trial on September 21, 2015

(Sahara Reporters)

 

The CCT had issued a warrant for Saraki’s arrest on Friday, September 18, 2015, after he refused to attend the trial but sent his lawyers instead.

 

According to the Prosecution, the Senate President’s lawyer, J.B Daudu (SAN) had sworn an undertaking to produce him in court today, Monday, September 21, but failed to do so.

READ: Why Saraki deserves to be arrested

Presiding Judge, Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar demanded to know why Saraki was absent from the proceedings and in response, the Senate President’s lawyer begged the court to have a little more patience.

READ: Police promise to arrest Saraki promptly

The trial is ongoing.

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Watch live footage of the trial below:

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