The Federal Government on Wednesday could not commence the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, over alleged forgery.
The FCT High Court was informed that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had not released the case file to the newly appointed prosecution counsel led by Aliyu Umar (SAN).
Saraki, who was dressed in a white flowing agbada along with Ekweremadu and several senators, left the court when it became clear that the trial would not go ahead.
Umar informed Justice Yusuf Halilu that he was not ready to proceed with the trial because the detailed case file in the office of the AGF containing motions by Saraki and others asking the court not to entertain the case had not been released to him.

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