The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), today, Friday, March 11, 2016.
The prosecution team led by Rotimi Jacobs was to produce 13 prosecution witnesses to testify in the case.
Following a unanimous decision by the defence counsel, the case was adjouned to March 18.
In company of the Senate president were 30 Senators.
The Supreme Court, through its judgment delivered on February 5, 2016, had paved the way for the trial to begin after dismissing the Senate President’s objection to the validity of the charges and the jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the case.
The trial was initially slated to hold on March 10, but was moved to March 11, based on the request of Saraki’s lawyer, Mr. Kanu Agabi (SAN).
The senate has also described the trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCT) as a political vendetta.
Saraki had earlier, expressed his disappointment over the judgment of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, also called on the National Assembly chairman, to resign from his position.
In its response to the Supreme Court ruling, the CCT said it’s delighted at the Supreme Court’s ruling for the trial of the Senate President to continue.
The Federal Government accused Senator Bukola Saraki of submitting false assets declaration submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau, during his eight years tenure as Governor of Kwara State from 2003 and 2011.
The Senate President was subsequently arraigned in court on a 13 count charge of false assets declaration on September 22, 2015.