Thursday, May 12, 2016

CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial till May 17

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, adjourned further hearing on the 16-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, till May 17. The Justice Danladi Umar-led tribunal adjourned the case to enable Saraki’s lawyers to further cross-examine the star prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas. Wetkas, who is an investigative officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been on the witness box since April 6.
He was the head of a three-man team constituted in 2014 to investigate six petitions that were lodged against Saraki. Meanwhile, under cross-examination, the Defence Counsel, Mr. Paul Usoro laid emphasis on a property belonging to Senator Saraki located at number fifteen MacDonald Street, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Defence Counsel argued that the property in question which he claimed was declared in anticipation also had a conflicting address, making his claim difficult to establish. The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, expressed concern that the property in question which was just one out of the sixteen count charge against the accused, took a long time for cross examination.

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