The trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has taken a great many twists and turns. From his initial refusal to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal to face a 13 count charge, to the Presiding Judge’s issued of a bench warrant, the trial has had a bit of everything.
Following a court of Appeal ruling dismissing Saraki’s motion asking that the court stop the trial, the Senate President has reluctantly made his appearance at the CCT, albeit making his appearance with a retinue of senators.
In a more dramatic twist as the trial resumed today, Saraki’s counsel, Mr. Mahmud Magaji (SAN), announced a decision from the defence to walk out of the trial citing “judicial rascality” on the part of the CCT following a rejection of a motion for adjournment.
Dr. Saraki’s counsel has filed yet another motion at the Supreme Court praying the court to put a stop to his ongoing trial at the CCT.
Despite this, the Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned the case till November 19.