The chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar has asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to “go and relax” as he adjourned his (Saraki) trial to November 5 and 6.
Saraki is facing a 13-count criminal charge bordering on false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The adjournment followed the pending judgment of the appeal court on the trial of Saraki.
While Saraki’s lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, prayed that the trial should be adjourned sine die, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, argued the tribunal to adjourn the trial out of respect for the appeal court, which reserved judgment on the suit filed by the Senate President to stop his trial for alleged false declaration of assets.
Umar, objected the prayer of Saraki’s counsel, saying the he (Saraki) might “go and relax” as he gave a two-week time-off.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and some of the Senators accompanied the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the Code of Conduct Tribunal