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Friday, 9 June 2017

Drama As 106 Lawyers Accompany Saraki To CCT Trial in Abuja

The CCT Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Thursday reserved judgement in the alleged false assets declaration suit filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.



Earlier, before the tribunal reserved judgement, Saraki, through his counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN), who led about 105 other lawyers, argued that the federal government, by the charge brought, has not established any prima facie case against the defendant.

Out of the 106 lawyers who represented Saraki at the Tribunal, six were SANS, while others were junior lawyers.

Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, however, insisted that a prima facie case has been made against the defendant and, as such, the tribunal should direct him to come and defend himself. The federal government had slammed an 18-count charge on Saraki bothering on false and anticipatory assets declaration. The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

The prosecution, however, called three witnesses which included an investigative officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Wetkas, a senior official of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Samuel Madojemu and an account officer from the GTB.

After the prosecution closed its case, the defence filed a no-case submission. A no-case submission is usually filed by an accused person to show that the prosecution has not, in any way, linked him with the alleged crime.

Arguing his no-case submission, Agabi urged the tribunal to dismiss the charge brought against the defendant and allow him to go home and rest.

He noted that the prosecution submitted that the investigation that led to the trial was based on a petition. He, however, urged the tribunal to read the petition, adding that it has nothing to do with the defendant.
Opposing the application, Jacobs submitted that the prosecution had established a prima facie against the defendant.

He urged the tribunal to study closely exhibits 1 and 26 which are assets declarations made by the defendant after investigations have started. He added that on the said exhibits, the defendant listed all the alleged properties which he claimed he acquired in 1992 and 1999.
Jacobs further submitted that going by exhibits 1-5, it will be discovered that the defendant did not declare the said properties. After listening to all the parties, the chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, said the date of judgement will be communicated to the parties.

-Daily Telegraph


31 comments:

DopeMum said...

Saraki is a strong man.I like him,he is a fighter.

GALORE said...

The problem we have in this country are our lawyers..... This so called Learnered friends





@Galore

cat eyes said...

Tor!Only in Nigeria.

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

There is hunger in the land. See hungry lawyers everywhere

GALORE said...

I tell you

Charge and bail lawyers



@Galore

nina chocomile said...

Galore wetin lawyers do now? Abeg leave us Oh, we're only here to defend people and make MONEY.

Miss Ess said...

So all the lawyers in Nigeria followed him. Na wa!

Diamond said...

Useless and hungry looking lawyers.

RadioHead Steelheart said...

Nigeria The biggest jester in the world..We need to learn from America, see what Comey and Flynn are going through now..America cares about americans not one individual in power..

GALORE said...

@Nina.. Lol... Una wahala too much now.. .you know this!!!




@Galore

Anonymous said...

Nina quack Lawyer! SDK Lawyer for mouth.

SANDY YO said...

You can say that again and again!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!
Charge and bail ndi aguu lawyers everywhere. Ogadinma o!

AdeEsther (need quick loan? Call 09087090732) said...

The power of money

Anonymous said...

This man Saraki, is the cat with nine lives. Lol

Lady j said...

Abeg they should give judgement in dis case joor..it has dragged on far too long.


June born rocks.

Anonymous said...

Really? He is nothing but a messy messy guy. This picture of 100 lawyers following him to court is not funny but sad and ridiculous that he the speaker of the house is making mockery of the judicial system

Anonymous said...

Really? He is nothing but a messy messy guy. This picture of 100 lawyers following him to court is not funny but sad and ridiculous that he the speaker of the house is making mockery of the judicial system

Esther Mgbolu said...

Epic disgrace...so all of them followed only one man to court?ezigbote aguru is in the land

Greatness said...

106 hungry hunters dogs, they hunt meat for the Hunter but feed on bones. Idiots!

IJAY said...

And they will all smile to their various houses after the court, anyways na the world wey Dem dey do

Anonymous said...


And this is the Speaker of the House? What an irony
that the man that himself and his good friend Dino that talks about fighting against corruption is being charged with corruption is rich at best, and pathetic at worst,”

Anonymous said...


And this is the Speaker of the House? What an irony
that the man that himself and his good friend Dino that talks about fighting against corruption is being charged with corruption is rich at best, and pathetic at worst,”

DON™ said...

Nina charge and bail lawyer.. Lol

Anonymous said...

These lawyers are so disgraceful!!! What a joke!! Smh

Rotimi said...

Only in obodo naija!!

nina chocomile said...

Lol anon and don are your mothers in prison? I'm sorry I didn't ask them to go and carry cocain. It's not my fault oh you 2 idiots.

nina chocomile said...

See beef, so many angry and aggressive people on this post, lol. I'm sure alot of you cussing lawyers out filled law in jamb but made 160 in jamb and couldn't get admission and ended up being hungry civil servants and hustlers. Pls take your frustration back to jamb office and apply for law again, you might be lucky this time. Ndi aguru!

sholetoga said...

I don't believe this......but if this is true, Nigeria yaf finish.......WTF

Anonymous said...

Hahahhaa....these are what we call pocket lawyers...hahaha

sisi eko said...

Ahahah I wonder o. Was just passing by quietly and saw how they attacked you.😂smh

Ok bye

Anonymous said...

Don was clearly joking with u,madam. Why call their mothers?

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