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CCT Order: Saraki Approaches Court Of Appeal

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has approached the Court of Appeal to compel the Code of Conduct Tribunal to stay action on an order it made on Friday last week for his arrest.

Dr. Saraki's lawyers have approached the Court of Appeal seeking a stay of execution of the arrest warrant.

The Senate President's Media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that the processes were filed this morning and have been served on the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

On Friday, the prosecution counsel, Muslim Hassan, asked the tribunal to order Mr. Saraki's arrest for failing to appear before it, arguing that the High Court had parallel jurisdiction with the tribunal and as such, had no powers to halt a trial of the tribunal.

Saraki's lawyer, Joseph Daudu, however, prayed the tribunal to adjourn the case until after the Federal High Court sitting on Monday.

But the Tribunal Chairman granted the prayer of the prosecutor.