Saraki’s Lawyers Stage Walkout At Tribunal As Code of Conduct Tribunal Rules To Continue Trial

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Today’s Ruling at code of Conduct Tribunal triggered Saraki’s lead lawyers to stage a walkout in protest against the tribunal’s decision.

Mr. Saraki’s Lawyer applied to the court for another adjournment of the case citing an appeal filed yesterday at the Supreme court of Nigeria.

After a short adjournment the lead judge at the tribunal Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar ruled that the case would continue and urge Saraki’s lawyers to prepare for the continuation of the proceedings. However, the ruling angered Saraki’s lawyers, Abubakar Magaji and Raji Ahmed who stormed out of the courtroom accusing the judge of judicial rascality

The CCT has adjourned till November 19, 2015, and urged Saraki to engage services of new lawyers or otherwise expect the tribunal to engage state counsels on his behalf. The Senate President was present in the courtroom with a large contingent of Senators bused to the venue in solidarity with Mr. Saraki.