The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Monday rescheduled the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, till March 11
The Senate President is facing a13-count corruption charge that was filed against him by the federal government.
Justice Danladi Umar had earlier gave the federal government an order to open its case against Saraki on March 10.
The CCT, in a statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-hassan, said Saraki’s new lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi SAN had in a letter dated February 26, pleaded for an adjournment on the ground that he has other cases fixed for March 10.
Al-hassan quoted Agabi’s letter as stating that: “I write as lead counsel to the above defendant to apply that the matter which is now scheduled to come up on the 10th day of March 2016, subject to the convenience of the Honourable Tribunal and learned counsel for the prosecution, be taken on the 11th day of March, 2016, due to my earlier and urgent commitments in other courts on the 10th.
“I will sincerely appreciate the indulgence of the Tribunal to accommodate me in this way’’.