Saraki Ready To File No-Case-Submission As Prosecution Closes Case At Tribunal

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of his expectation to document an application for a no-case-submission in the charges ruled against him by the Federal Government bordering on false declaration of assets.

This was as the arraignment advise, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) declared the conclusion of body of evidence against Saraki.

Saraki has been confronting trial at the CCT since 2015 where the arraignment called four witnesses and offered a few records to build up an instance of bogus announcement of benefits against the litigant.

The Senate President, through his guidance, Paul Erokoro (SAN), educated the tribunal that he would require a total record of procedures since 2015 when the trial began, to empower him put forth his no-defense accommodation.

Yet, the arraignment direct, Jacobs contradicted the demand for court procedures before putting forth a no-defense accommodation, focusing on that such move ought to be confirmation construct and not with respect to court procedures. He likewise battled against the two-week interim from the date of receipt of court records, asked for by the guard guide inside which to document the application for the no-case-accommodation.

Executive of the tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar, after conference with gatherings in the suit, settled June 8 for the tribunal to embrace the composed entries anticipated that would be recorded by the litigant and served on the indictment.

At the continued trial yesterday, an arraignment witness, one Bayo Dauda, a staff of one of the business banks, expressed amid his proof in-boss that as a record officer of the bank, he knew the litigant as a client in the vicinity of 2003 and 2007.