The trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has been adjourned indefinitely, after a prominent witness for the prosecution failed to show up at the court.
Saraki is facing a 16-count charge including false and anticipatory asset declaration in his asset declaration forms which he submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) between 2003 and 2011 when he served as Governor of Kwara State.
The CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, had on May 25, adjourned Saraki’s trial to June 1 for the continuation of cross-examination of the prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas.
It was learnt that Mr. Wetkas was, however attending to another trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Due to the absence of the prosecution witness, the tribunal announced the decision to adjourn the trial till further notice.
Speaking to pressmen after court session, the tribunal’s spokesman, Ibrahim Alhassan said that the decision was taken at the instance of the prosecution counsel.
His words: “He said his prime witness one is to appear before another court to testify against another high-profile personality today in Abuja.”
“Tribunal chairman was initially resistant to the request but we later asked them to make a formal request in writing and suggest a date which the tribunal would look into and take decision at its convenience. As I am writing you, I don’t have the knowledge of whether the letter has come to CCT or not.”