Asset Declaration: Court adjourns to March 8 as Saraki kicks against adoption of final addresses
Counsels involved in the ongoing trial of Senate president, Bukola Saraki, have failed to adopt their final written addresses before the Code of Conduct Tribunal as earlier agreed.
Chairman of the Tribunal, Danladi Umar had in the last adjourned date given the prosecution and defense counsels 14 days to file in their final written addresses and fixed Tuesday, February 27, 2018, for adoption of the addresses.
Counsel to Saraki, Kanu Agabi (SAN) said he could not take his final address because the defense was served with the written address of the prosecution at 5pm on Monday. He urged the court to give the defense an extra 7 days to respond appropriately.
Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs in his response said he cannot take the blame as he filed his address within the stipulated time. He accused the defense of dragging their feet in the matter and urged the court to give them just 3 days as against the extra 7 days they requested.
The court ruled in favour of the defense giving them additional seven days to respond appropriately. The case has been adjourned to March 8, for continuation and adoption of final written addresses
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