BREAKING NEWS: ASSET DECLARATION CAUSES COURT TO ORDER SARAKI’S ARREST

According to Punch, Justice Danladi Umar of the Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered that a bench warrant should be issued on the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for failing to appear to answer charges bordering on assets declaration.
Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial for alleged false declaration of his assets when he was governor of Kwara State has begun at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Muslim Hassan, asked the tribunal to issue a bench warrant against Saraki for failing to appear before it.
Hassan faulted the Federal High Court for granting the ex parte motion halting Saraki’s arraignment.
He argued that the Federal High Court had coordinate jurisdiction with the tribunal and as such, had no powers to halt trial of theTribunal.
The Defence Counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu, however, prayed the tribunal to adjourn the case until after the Federal High Court sitting on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Chairman tribunal, Mr. Umar Danladi, adjourned the case till 1.30pm for a decision to be taken

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