May 10, 2016 – Pictures: Bukola Saraki Takes 90 Lawyers & 4 SANs To Court Today In A Ploy To Delay CCT Trial
The Senate President stormed CCT trial in Abuja today in the company of 90 serious-looking lawyers.
However drama started as the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN said the defendants is using too many voices in a smart ploy to delay the trial.
He argued that only one lawyer is entitled to speak for him at a time.
Rotimi urged CCT Chairman Danladi Umar not to give Saraki the opportunity of using too many voices in the cross examination.
“The fact that the defendant has four SANS does not mean each of them should do it. Not that one when person is tired another person will take over. It (the cross examination) will be endless. “My submission is that a party is only entitled to one audience in one proceedings. A counsel who start a cross examination should conclude it. ” – The prosecution counsel tells Umar
In his short ruling, Umar said Saraki’s group of lawyers have the right to defend him and the court can’t stop him.
The endless trial will continue tomorrow.