Saraki’s Trial: CCT Fixes March 8 For Parties To Adopt Wriiten Address
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has adjourned until March 8, for Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Federal Government to adopt their final written addresses.
Saraki is facing trial on three charges of alleged false asset declaration.
The tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, at the resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday, sought an adjournment to enable both parties file a reply to the Federal Government’s written address.
Saraki’s lead counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), said he was only served with the prosecution’s final written address after the close of work on Monday.
Responding, the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), said his late filing and service of his address on the defence was due to the fact that the defence team had filed and served theirs on him after the expiration of the seven days given to them by the tribunal.
The tribunal chairman subsequently adjourned the matter till March 8, by the time which the defence is expected to have filed their response to the prosecution’s address.
The CCT is expected to fix a date for judgment immediately after the parties adopt their final addresses on March 8.