by Dolapo Adelana
The Code of Conduct Tribunal has said the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, a Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, and others currently before it will continue on a day-by-day basis, Premium Times reports.
Saraki is facing an 18-count charge for false declaration of asset while Ngwuta was slammed with an eight-count charge on the same offence.
The CCT stated this in its practice direction manual for the year 2017, which said, “Hearing of cases shall be from day-to-day bases as the diary of the tribunal may permit for the purpose of fair and speedy trial”.
The manual was signed by the Tribunal’s chairman, Danladi Umar, and a member of the CCT, William Atedze.
It said trials will start at 9 a.m., every working day, stressing that no attempt to frustrate the speedy dispensation of matters at the tribunal would be tolerated.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.