The ongoing trial of Senator Bukola Saraki will be expedited as the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT has issued a directive for a day-to-day trial. Saraki’s trial and the new forgery charge leveled against him are just one of his many torubles.
Justice Danladi Umar made the order today based on provisions of sections 376 and 315 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
Justice Umar said, “Let me state it here for both the prosecution and the defense that the trial of the defendant shall proceed on a day-to-day basis till the conclusion of this matter and it will begin from 10am to 6pm.”
Justice Umar also clarified that a break session will be observed from 1pm and 4pm.
Interestingly, the marathon day-to-day trial of Senator Saraki follows a speedy and hurriedly effort by the Senate the Act governing the Code of Conduct Bureau/Tribunal.
The move has generated mixed feelings as many political observers see the move as an attempt by the Saraki led Senate to scuttle the ongoing CCT trial of the Senate president.
Sensing his day-to-day trial was politically motivated and shut him out of the hallowed chambers, Saraki stated that: “I am the one on trial not the Senate.
“Even though I have been overwhelmed by the solidarity displayed by my colleagues, it is important that the work of the Senate is not unduly affected by this process.”
Aside from this, the Buhari led government has filed fresh charges against Senator Saraki for allegdedly forging senate standing rules during the election of principal officers of the senate.
Saraki seem to be suffering from a statement his biological father made against him when he (The Senate President) arm twisted his Dad in Kwara State politics.
Hear the elder Saraki: “Bukola you made me cry today after all I did for you as a son that I love so much you will be disgraced out of this game of politics except if am not your father.”