Proceedings in the trial of Senate President, Doctor Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, were stalled on Wednesday following the request by the prosecution for an adjournment of the case.
The lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN asked for an adjournment of the trial because of the need for the prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, who is still under cross-examination by the defence, to testify in the on-going trial of a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
Wetkas’ testimony in Lamido’s case before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, had been deferred several times due to his continued absence in the trial.
The Danladi Umar-led tribunal is yet to decide on a new date.
The Federal Government is prosecuting Doctor Saraki on sixteen counts, including false and anticipatory asset declaration in his asset declaration forms which he submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau between 2003 and 2011 when he served as Governor of Kwara State.