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Saraki Tribunal refuses to postpone Senate President’s trial

The CCT dismissed the request today, April 5, 2016, and ordered the immediate commencement of Saraki’s trial.

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has refused to adjourn the corruption trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki despite an application by his lawyer.

The CCT dismissed the request today, April 5, 2016, and ordered the immediate commencement of Saraki’s trial.

The plea for an adjournment was made by the Senate President’s counsel, Paul Usoro, who urged the tribunal to postpone the trial till Saraki’s application before the Abuja Court of Appeal is heard.

“Our prayer is for an adjournment not for stay of proceedings. We are asking for an adjournment based on our motion filed before the Court of Appeal for stay of proceedings of the trial before this tribunal‎,” Usoro said.

The request was however opposed by prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs who said that the motion filed by Saraki asking for stay of proceedings was illegal‎.

“Nothing can be built on an illegal process. You can’t build something on nothing. They will both crumble. This has become too much. My lord should refuse this application for adjournment,” Jacobs said.

Saraki had approached the Court of Appeal on Monday, April 4, to secure a stay of proceedings for the trial.

The Senate President is facing charges of asset declaration fraud before the CCT.

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