A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Senate President Bukola Saraki for failing to appear before the court on Friday.
The warrant was issued by Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal after listening to arguments from both lawyers (Saraki and FG’s).
Saraki, who is a facing a 13-count charge of corruption and false declaration of assets, had procured an interim injunction from the federal high court, Abuja, to temporarily stop his trial.
Mahmud Magaji, the Senate President’s lawyer, had asked the court to respect the subsisting order of the high court asking the chairman of the tribunal, the Code of Conduct Bureau, the ministry of justice and Saraki to appear before it Monday, 21 September, 2015.
Muslim Hassan, the prosecuting counsel who represents the federal government, argued that the high court does not have supervisory jurisdiction over the tribunal.
He therefore prayed the court to immediately issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the senate president which was granted.