The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja, has again dismissed the motion filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki seeking to suspend the hearing on the 16-count criminal charge pending against him before the tribunal.

Saraki had renewed his legal onslaught again the tribunal judge, Danladi Umar last June claiming his utterances showed that he’d be biased against him but delivering a blistering ruling on Wednesday the Chairman of the tribunal said that the application seeking the chairman to recuse himself was unfounded and merely a conjecture capable of destroying public confidence in Nigerian judiciary and as well tantamount to unjustly bringing the case to an end.

However, Saraki’s lawyers insisted that the statement made by the chairman in the course of the proceedings at the tribunal threatened him as it stated that he “must face the full consequences of the charge” even as the tribunal had not concluded the trial. Saraki had deployed delay tactics throughout the course of the trial in an attempt to erode public confidence in the judge.

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  • vic

    justice umar, when are you going to put the big-time high profile thief in the prison?? the public are now sick of saraki’s delaying tactics which is making a mockery of the justice system in nigeria. in foreign countries such thugs are locked up in one week. are you afraid of saraki whose behaviour towards you has now become intolerably childish and immature????

    mr justice, please hasten up the process.

    enough is enough.