Cct Chairman Orders Saraki’s Security Out Of Courtroom


BEVERLY HILLS, April 27, (THEWILL) – The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar on Wednesday ordered security operatives attached to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to leave the courtroom.

The order came shortly after counsel of the prosecution, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs SAN and the Senate President's lead counsel, Mr. Kanu Agabi SAN, announced their appearances.

Explaining that his order was to ensure safety for all those present at the tribunal, the judge said: “We have observed that some armed security agents are at the tribunal. We want such security men to stay outside.

“They should stay outside of the court hall not inside. It is for the protection of us here.”

Umar also warned against the recording of the proceedings of the tribunal, adding that he was ready to make the trial open to all Nigerians if the parties to the case filed an application for it to broadcast.

Speaking afterwards, counsel to the defence urged the judge not to nurse fears because nobody would assassinate him.

His words, “My prayer is for peace and understanding. By God's grace, you are in that post to be instrumental. I believe harmony and love will prevail.

“That is why I always urge you not to be angry because anger is not of God, but of the devil.

“Generations to come will adore you if you are humble and humane. Nobody will assassinate you, but you should be an advocate for peace.”