Posted by News Express | 21 October 2015 | 3,612 times
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, has adjourned till November 5 and 6 the trial of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
The adjournment will enable the tribunal await the judgment of the Appeal Court, where Sen Saraki has challenged the the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try him for alleged false declaration of assets.
However, the Court of Appeal had on Monday, October 19 adjourned indefinitely judgement in the suit instituted by Senate President, against the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, who made the announcement on Monday, gave no reason for the decision.
Saraki also challenged the composition of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which has only two members instead of three, adding that since the tribunal did not sit in compliance with the constitutional provision of three members, his arraignment should be declared invalid.
Sen. Saraki this morning arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal in company of 81 senators, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. (Channels TV)
•Photo shows CCT Chairman. Justice Danladi Umar.
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