Saraki, Ekweremadu’s trial: Senators refuse to vacate seats for lawyers

The trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu was temporarily stalled for about 10 minutes on Monday when the presiding judge, Yusuf Haliru suspended proceedings due to overcrowding.

Saraki and Ekweremadu have been accused of forging the Senate standing rules before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice Haliru, on entering the courtroom registered his displeasure over the crowd present and ordered the court registrar to “reorganise” the place.

He also instructed that people who were not lawyers should relinquish their seats to the lawyers present in the court.

The senators who accompanied Saraki and Ekweremadu however, refused to move from their seats.

Only journalists heeded to the directive of the court even as the court registrar focused on the senators to enforce it.

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