CCT Chairman Demonstrates Erratic Behaviour as #CCTvsSaraki Trial Enters Day 5

by on April 20, 2016

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT) Danladi Umar has shown signs of erratic behaviour as the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki over his assets declaration forms from 2003 enters its fifth day.

Umar, who at the beginning of the trial on Monday, stated that the court hearings will be on a daily basis from 10am -6pm has consistently failed to keep to his own words by resuming very late to court.

“Let me state it here for both the prosecution and the defence 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 held earlier.

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Recall that counsel to the defence Kanu Agabi (SAN) had yesterday requested for adjournment till 12pm  today to allow his team go over the evidence. This request was refused by Umar on the grounds that he cannot go back on his words.

“We are not here for one person. We are doing this on the provisions of this act. I have said it and that is final.” Umar said.

Umar arrived the court today at exactly 11:39am instead of his scheduled 10:00am. At Tuesday’s proceedings, Umar  also arrived at 1:40pm, when the hearing was set for 12 noon.

The CCT Judge had also scheduled a hearing on the charges levelled against the former Minister for Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe over alleged false declarations, at the same time as Saraki.


Counsel to Orubebe on Umar’s arrival  makes a case that Umar had asked for them to sit today and double scheduled another case for the same day.

Umar stated that he lacks respect, ordered him to sit down and adjourned his case till tomorrow Thursday, 21st April, 2016.

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  • Anyi
    April 21, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Saraki is only fooling himself and so likewise some senators who aligned wt him to change d course of justice. We are watching. This country can’t be turned into a banana republic by criminals who are parading themselves as law makers.


  • olutoyin
    April 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Saraki is not doing well. If they ‘ve his facts, he has theirs too. Let him roll out the necessary informations. After all, we all know that none of these politicians, I repeat, none of them has a clean record. Thes e trial is obviously to show Saraki that he is too smart for the intended game.those beneath the case are free because they are the powers that be for now. Saraki didnt do well but his accusers are more terrible and corrupt than he is. The only thing is that no one wants to bell the cat. Will things ever change..?


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