Abuja - The trial of Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki on alleged falsification of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been adjourned till Wednesday, April 6.
During hearing on Tuesday the counsel to the Senate President, Paul Usoro, had asked for an adjournment on the basis that an appeal had been entered before the Court of Appeal.
But the Prosecuting Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs opposed the application.
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According to him, the CCT had adjourned the matter for trial to commence and he was ready with his witnesses to commence trial.
After the counter comments, the Tribunal ruled that it had jurisdiction in the case brought against Saraki.
The Tribunal said the natural thing to do was to proceed with the trial.
Micheal Wess, a Principal Detective Superintendent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was called to the witness box by prosecution counsel.
The Assets Declaration Forms of Saraki were tendered and identified by the witness,
The Tribunal adjourned its hearing till Wednesday to enable the prosecution conclude with his first witness.
- News 24