CCT Fixes New Dates for Saraki, Orubebe’s Trials

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed September 21 for judgment in the case of non-declaration of asset against former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Orubebe.

A statement by the CCT’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said the tribunal has also announced a date, October 5, for ruling on an application filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is also standing trial for alleged non-declaration of assets.

Saraki, in the application is asking the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, to excuse himself from the trial on the ground of alleged bias.

While the tribunal had concluded hearing in the case against Orubebe, the trial of the senate president had been marred by various adjournments and the filing of many applications.