– Danladi Umar, the CCT chairman, has
come over an hour late to court for the
commencement of Saraki’s trial
– The Senate President’s trial was billed to
begin at 12pm prompt, but Umar arrive 20
minutes short of 2pm
– Saraki was kept waiting in court alongside
some of his colleagues
The chairman of the Code of Conduct
Tribunal(CCT), Danladi Umar, on Tuesday,
April 19, appeared at the court hours late.
The trial was meant to commence at exactly
12pm and over an hour after, Umar is still
yet to arrive.
He arrived in court at exactly 1:40pm with
no explanation on why he was late.
Senator Saraki at a session of the CCT
hearing in Abuja.
Nigerians react to
Bukola Saraki, the president of the Senate
and about 10 lawmakers were present at the
court waiting for the trial to commence.
Some of the lawmakers present include Sam
Anyawu representing Imo east senatorial
district, Stella Oduah representing Anambra
north senatorial district and Gershom Bassey
representing Cross river south senatorial
district among others.
This shows a huge reduction in comparison
to when the trial commenced.
Saraki has been charged with 13 counts of
false declarations of assets while he was
the governor of Kwara state.
His case has been ongoing since September
Meanwhile, the embattled Senate President,
has opened up on his ongoing trial at the
Speaking through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his
special adviser on media and publicity,
Saraki said the trial will not affect the
activities at the red chambers of the
This statement by Saraki was made after the
chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar
announced that the proceedings in the trial
would continue on a day-to-day basis .