CBT Adjourns Indefinitely Saraki’s Trial on Alleged False Assets Declaration


By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CBT) has adjourned sine die the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on alleged false declaration of his assets during his tenure as governor of Kwara State.

Chairman of the tribunal Danladi Umar, who announced the adjournment at the resumed trial Thursday, said it would be best to wait for the outcome of the decision of the Supreme Court since both parties are already at the court over the three-count charge returned by the Court of Appeal for trial.

When the matter was called, the parties were ready to adopt their final addresses, but Umar taking into consideration the fact that the appeal filed by Saraki and the federal government against the decision of the Court of Appeal is being given accelerated hearing decided not to continue with the trial.

He subsequently adjourned further proceedings pending the determination of the matter by the Supreme Court.