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Thursday, 21 April 2016

CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial until April 27

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, until April 27 for continuation of cross examination of EFCC witness, Micheal Wetkas.
The adjournment followed a one-week request by Saraki's lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), but was opposed by EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) and a three-day adjournment was consequently given.

Earlier, Wetkas had said during cross examination by Paul Usoro (SAN), that the strength of the position of the investigation team was more on the statement of Saraki's bank account.
He said the statement showed clear narration of the transaction in respect of the transfer to the America Express Bank, New York.
When asked if count 12 is the same as count 11 which also accused Saraki of operating a foreign account, Wetkas answered in the affirmative.
He told the tribunal that the cover letter which the EFCC wrote to GTBank in exhibit 8 covered the issue raised in count 11 and Count 12 of the charge.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, had adjourned hearing into the case until Wednesday, April 27.


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