Following a statement issued by theof the Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Monday, September 21, where the country’s number three citizen announced his decision to attend his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal today (September 22), 234Forum reports that the Senate president has kept his word by showing up this morning.
234Forum gathered that the Senate president was sighted entering the CCT this morning with some lawmakers and ex-governors like Dr. Sam Egwu of Ebonyi state, Theodore Orji of Abia state, who is now a senator. It is also reported that journalists were barred from covering the trial, and that there is heavy security presence and screening currently ongoing at the CCT.
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The legal team of the Senate president remain the same and are still led by. The CCT and proceeding has commenced, but
The Senate president while taking his plea as the trial commenced, pleaded not guilty to the 13 count charge levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Meanwhile, there was a mild drama between security operatives drafted to guard the Presidential villa gate and the convoy of the Senate president as early as 6.am this morning. The security operatives told the country’s number three citizen and his entourage to turn back and enter through the main gate from the Federal Secretariat, insisting that they are acting on “an order from above.”
Recall that the CCT ordered the arrest of Saraki yesterday for failing to appear at the tribunal court proceedings to stand trial for a 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau following his asset declaration.