Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, today asked embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to go and relax, following his (Umar) adjournment of the Senate President’s trial at the tribunal today over a13-count criminal charge bordering on false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Umar had, in the tribunal earlier today, adjourned the trial of Dr. Sasaki till November 5 and 6.
The CCT chairman, who objected the prayer of Saraki’s counsel, said the Senate President might “go and relax” as he gave a two-week time-off.
Saraki is currently facing a 13-count criminal charge bordering on false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The adjournment followed the pending judgment of the appeal court on the trial of the Senate president.
While Saraki’s lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, prayed that the trial should be adjourned sine die, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, argued the tribunal to adjourn the trial out of respect for the appeal court, which reserved judgment on the suit filed by the Senate President to stop his trial for alleged false declaration of assets.