I'm happy my CCT trial has commenced – Saraki

By The Citizen

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that he is glad that his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on alleged asset declaration in 2003 has finally commenced.

Saraki in statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that Tuesday's proceedings  gave him confidence that 'if the trial is conducted fairly' he would 'be vindicated.'

The Senate President noted that 'even though the prosecution tried to bring in some dramatic narratives, it was clear that they were merely thrashing around and hoping to titillate the public with salacious tales.'

Saraki added that he was 'hopeful however that when the time comes, his lawyers will have the opportunity to present his case.' The Nation