The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, was on Thursday halted by the Supreme Court. Saraki is standing trial for 13 counts charge of false asset declaration. Justice John Fabiyi-led five-man panel of the Supreme Court gave the order following a concession given by the Federal Government’s counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), for the proceedings of the tribunal to be halted if Saraki’s main appeal would be given an accelerated hearing. Justice Fabiyi, ordered the tribunal “to tarry awhile.”
Justice Fabiyi said the date for the hearing of the appeal would be communicated to parties in due course. Saraki had appealed to the Supreme Court against the October 30, 2015 judgment of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the competence of the charges instituted against him and the jurisdiction of the CCT to try him.