CCT trial: Saraki storms tribunal with 90 lawyers

Following the continuation of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday stormed the tribunal with about 90 lawyers.

Saraki who is standing trial for alleged false declaration of assets while he was the governor of Kwara State had in the last two sittings presented 80 lawyers.

Informing the court that all lawyers form part of the defence team, the lead counsel to the Senate President, Kanu Agabi said, “We are altogether 90 of us here today.”
In the previous sitting, Agabi who was accompanied with 79 lawyers in a bid to buttress the fact that the defence team had more volume of lawyers compared to the prosecution had informed the tribunal that his client was well prepared for a contest of vote, between counsels if necessary.

He said, “At some point, the trial should be subjected to vote, my Lord.”

It was, however, observed that some of the lawyers were not on sit while Agabi was calling for THE appearance of counsels, but to the surprise of many, no fewer than 80 of the lawyers appeared when Saraki showed up.