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Thursday, 22 October 2015
Tribunal Adjourns Trial Of Bukola Saraki Till the 5th of November
Justice Danladi Umar, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned the tribunal till the 5th and 6th of November.
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This is to enable the tribunal to await the judgment of the Appeal Court, where Senator 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 judgement in the suit instituted by Senate President, against the Code of Conduct Tribunal indefinitely. The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, who made the announcement on Monday and gave no reason for the decision.
Saraki who arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal in company of 81 senators, 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.