- 50 indecent senators “the forty thieves” accompany Saraki to intimidate judicial process
The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been docked at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false declaration of assets.
After arriving the tribunal in the company of some 50 Nigerian senators, Mr. Saraki initially refused to enter the accused person’s box at the tribunal. It took a prolonged argument between the chairperson of the tribunal Danladi Umar and Saraki’s lawyers before he eventually agreed to enter the accused box.
As Mr. Saraki sat in the box, 13 counts of corruption charges were read to him by the lead prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs. Saraki took a no-guilty plea as the charges was read.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing false assets declaration charges against the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, will resume on October 21st to commence a three-day rigorous trial that could lead to the removal of the Senate President from office.
He was then granted bail and allowed to leave the accused person’s box.
The tribunal chairperson, Danladi Umar, told Mr. Saraki to return on October 21st, 2015 for a three-day trial that will end on October 23rd.