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Tribunal reschedules Saraki's fraud hearing

01 March 2016, 16:04

Abuja - The Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar, has acceded to the request of the Senate President, Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, to reschedule his hearing at the tribunal to March 11.

This was confirmed in a letter Saraki’s counsel, Kanu Agabi, signed.

The hearing was scheduled for March 10 but it emerged Saraki’s lawyer has other engagements.

“I write as lead Counsel to the above Defendant to apply that the matter which is now scheduled to come up on the 10th day of March 2016, subject to the convenience of the Honourable Tribunal and learned Counsel for the prosecution, be taken on the 11th day of March, 2016, due to my earlier and urgent commitments in other courts on the 10th,” the letter read.

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“I will sincerely appreciate the indulgence of the Tribunal to accommodate me in this way.”

Agabi apologised for the inconvenience caused to the Code of Conduct Tribunal and other counsel of the court.

Saraki, the All Progressives Congress politician, is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

He is also accused of failing to declare some assets he acquired while he was governor.


- CAJ News


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