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
This was confirmed in a letter Saraki’s counsel, Kanu Agabi,
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.
Also read: Saraki adds selling 'Made-in-Nigeria' products to his role
“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