Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, succeeded in stopping his trial on charges of false assets declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal from taking off on Friday.
The trial was scheduled to commence on Friday, but Saraki’s new lead counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), informed the Danladi Umar-led tribunal that he had filed a motion which he said must be heard before trial could commence.
But the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), described the motion as “a deliberate attempt to stop the trial from going on”.
“The defendant keeps saying that there is no case against him and that he is being persecuted. Why doesn’t he let the trial start so that the whole world can see the persecution?” Jacobs asked. The prosecutor, who said he had not been served with the motion, insisted that by virtue of the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on February 5 which validated the trial, the day’s business was for the prosecution to open its case.Read more