Assets: A/court adjourns ruling on Saraki’s case indefinitely
Judgment in the appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki seeking to stop his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal could not go on yesterday at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.
No reason was given by the Justice Moore Adumein panel for the indefinite adjournment.
Immediately the shift in date was announced an impeccable source close to the court that did not want the name mentioned said that pressure from higher quarters was mounted some hours to the judgment to delay it.
The court had on Friday fixed yesterday for the judgment.
When the parties, lawyers and journalists got to the court yesterday, the doors were under lock and key.
At the registry, it was gathered that the judgment had been adjourned indefinitely.
The appellate court had fixed yesterday as judgment day after taking final brief of arguments from counsels to parties in the suit last Friday.
Saraki’s counsel, Joseph Daudu (SAN) who led Yusuf Ali, Adebayo Adelodun, Mahmud Magaji, Ahmed Raji and Kayode Eleja all SAN to argue the case of Saraki raised five major issues for determination by the court.
Among others, the appellant counsel argued that the Code of Conduct Tribunal erred in law by proceeding with the trial with two members instead of mandatory three as provided by the constitution.
However opposing the submissions of Saraki’s counsel, the federal government through its counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) asked that the appeal case be dismissed for lacking merit.