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CCT adjourns Saraki’s false assets declaration trial indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday adjourned indefinitely, the false assets declaration trial of the Senate President, Senator Dr. Olubukola Saraki.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, announced the indefinite adjournment at the resumed trial of the case in Abuja on Thursday.
According to the CCT chairman, it is better to wait for the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeals filed by the parties.

In his appeal challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal, the defendant (Saraki) had asked the apex court to quash the three counts and acquit him of the charges.

While, on the cross appeal, the prosecution team had asked the apex court to reinstate the 13 charges that was quashed by Court of Appeal and to direct the defendant to enter his defence.

In compliance with Court of Appeal decision which ordered Saraki to enter his defence on three counts, the tribunal last month sat for him to open his defence but Saraki called only a witness and closed his case.

When the matter came up on Thursday for the lawyers to the parties to adopt their final addresses, Umar said that taking into consideration the facts that the appeal filed by Saraki and the Federal Government against the decision of the Court of Appeal is been given accelerated hearing, it will be better to allow the Supreme Court hear the appeal.

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

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