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Senate President Saraki Gets A New Trial Date, Changes His Lawyers

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday fixed March 11 for the resumption of the false asset declaration case involving the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.


The tribunal had last month fixed March 10 for the resumption of proceedings shortly after the Supreme Court dismissed Saraki’s appeal, challenging his trial at the CCT.

The Nation gathered that the new date was at the instance of Saraki, whose new lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) wrote the court and requested for a shift from the earlier date.

CCT spokesman, Ibrahim Al-Hassan, confirmed the new date.

Agabi’s letter reads: ‘‘I write as lead counsel to the above defendant (Saraki) 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.

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