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CCT trial: 80 lawyers invade Saraki’s court case

– Senate president, Bukola Saraki appeared in court with 80 lawyers on his defence team

– This is an increase from the number he had from his last trial which was 66

– The number of lawmakers who followed him to the CCT dropped

– Only 18 lawmakers accompanied Saraki for his trial

Eighty lawyers on Friday, March 18, represented Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate president at his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Kanu Agabi (SAN), Saraki’s lawyer disclosed this while making his complaints at the court.

Saraki Bukola Saraki arriving at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, March 11

Saraki Bukola Saraki arriving with his supporters at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, March 11

On Friday, March 11, he was represented by 66 lawyers, among whom were seven senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN).

Meanwhile, there is a great reduction to the amount of lawmakers who came to pledge their solidarity to the Senate President.

Only 18 showed up for the court hearing which include Sam Anyawu representing Imo east senatorial district, Ibrahim Gobir representing Sokoto east senatorial district and Andy Uba representing Anambra south senatorial district.

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Others include Stella Oduah representing Anambra north senatorial district, Rafiu Ibrahim representing Kwara south senatorial district, Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa state senatorial district among others.

During Saraki’s first trial on September 22, 2015, he was accompanied to the tribunal by at least 50 senators.

The second time which was on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Saraki was accompanied by at least 81 senators to the tribunal.

On Friday, March 11, there were 30 senators present at the tribunal.

However, the hearing of the motion to stop the trial is ongoing at the time of filing this report.

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Saraki has been charged to court with 13 counts of false declarations when he was the governor of Kwara state. His case has been ongoing since September 22, 2015.

Recall that the apex court on Friday, February 5, dismissed an appeal by Saraki to stop his trial paving the way for the continuation of the case at the CCT.

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