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Saraki docked, pleads not guilty; as tribunal adjourns till October 21

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki who is standing trial on a 13-count charge proffered against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The Senate president was granted bail on self recognition. This is also as the Tribunal adjourned further hearing on the case till October 21, 2015.

Saraki dramatically arrived at the court accompanied by a horde of serving senators led by his deputy, Ike Ekeweremadu, as well as the former governor of Sokoto State, Wamako.

The trial of the former governor of Kwara State had been characterized by controversies after Saraki failed to show up in court, Friday, prompting the tribunal, headed by Justice Danladi Umar, issueing a bench warrant for his arrest and further directing the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase to produce the senator in court for Tuesday’s sitting.

Saraki who was docked after his counsel failed to convince the tribunal on the appropriateness of the move, had also sought to stop his appearance through the Appeal Court.

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