Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has ordered security operatives attached to Senate President Bukola Saraki to leave the courtroom.
Umar made this order shortly after counsel of the prosecution, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), and counsel to the defence, Kanu Agabi, announced their appearances.
The CCT judge said that his order was for the safety of all those that were present at the tribunal.
“We have observed that some armed security agents are at the tribunal. We want such security men to stay outside,” he said.
“They should stay outside of the court hall not inside. It is for the protection of us here.”
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