The Code of Conduct Tribunal has postponed the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki earlier scheduled to resumed on Wednesday, till after its annual vacation in September this years. Also to be affected are cases involving former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, former Deputy Controller General, Rasheed Taiwo and all other cases earlier scheduled for July and August.
Saraki, Orube and Taiwo are on trial for alleged false declaration of assets. The tribunal had scheduled judgment for July 19 in the Orubebe case and ruling in Taiwo’s trial for July 28. CCT’s spokesman, Ibrahim Al-hassan said, in a statement, that although members of the tribunal were not immediately proceeding on vacation, the postponement of the tribunal’s sittings was informed by an on-going training involving its members and other stakeholders both from within and outside the country.
He said: “The Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Hon Danladi Yakubu Umar on Tuesday adjourned all sittings scheduled for this week and those to come within July and August till after the resumption from recess to be embarked by the tribunal’s Judges soon.