False Asset Declaration: Saraki's Trail Stalled
The trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on alleged false
assets declaration has failed to commence.
At the resumed hearing of the suit, counsel to the Senate President, Kanu
Agabi told the tribunal that he had a motion challenging the jurisdiction
of the tribunal.
According to the motion, the Senate President is contending that the
Attorney -General of the Federation cannot prosecute him.
Reacting to the information, Counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi
Jacobs told the court that the move was a delay attics and an attempt to
scuttle the trial.
According to him, the accused person knowing fully well that he is the
prosecutor did not serve the application on him but instead served the
Federal Ministry of Justice clearly indicating that they did not want
trial to commence.
He told the court to dismiss the issue and go to the business of the day
because he was ready for trial with his witnesses and evidence in
However, Mr Agabi again told the tribunal that his application is a matter
of law which must be settled before trial can commence.
Having listened to both parties, Chairman of the tribunal adjourned to
March 18, 2016 , to hear the motion and also commence with the trial.
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