Prosecution’s Application for Adjournment Stalls Saraki’s Trial at CCT

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for alleged false declaration of assets could not go on at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) wednesday following a request by the prosecution for an adjournment of the case.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), reportedly wrote to the tribunal to demand an adjournment to enable a prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas who is still being cross-examined by the defence, to testify at the trial of a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

In his letter, Jacobs requested the tribunal to fix the case for June, 7,8 and 9 but the tribunal has yet to agree to a new date.
Jacobs had in the past opposed applications for adjournment by the defence.

Saraki is charged with 16 counts which bordered on alleged infraction of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
He was accused of not declaring all his assets while he was governor of Kwara State.

He was also alleged to have made anticipatory declaration.

He denied any wrong doing.