Saraki’s Appeal Suffers another Adjournment

 

July 18 has been fixed for the hearing of the appeal filed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that it (CCT) has jurisdiction to hear the false asset declaration case against him.

This is after the case was adjourned Tuesday to Thursday.

The lead counsel to Saraki, Kanu Agabi (SAN), has written to the court, Thursday, through another counsel in his team, Joe Achogwu, seeking a further adjournment on health grounds.

The prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, did not object to Agabi’s application.

Saraki had in April made an application to the Court of Appeal, challenging a ruling by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, which dismissed his suit challenging CCT jurisdiction to try him.

The Senate President is seeking the order of the higher court to set aside the decision of the Tribunal.

 

On Tuesday, May 31, when the matter came up again, the Judges were unable to form a quorum, made up of five judges.

A panel of three Judges, led by Justice Moore Adumien had on that day adjourned the hearing, after waiting to no avail for the other two Judges to arrive, to Thursday, June 2.

 

 

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