As the trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki continues at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT the chairman of the CCT Danladi Umar has deliberately prevented Saraki from attending to his daily activities especially his core duty of presiding over plenary of the 8th Senate.
This is evidenced in Danladi’ s incessant late coming to the Tribunal since commencement of the trial, he shows up most times after an hour 30mins to the scheduled time.
Today the12th day of the trial Umar came in at exactly 11:49am for a court hearing scheduled for 10am upon his arrival he proceeded to read judgement for an earlier pending case.
According to him, ”there’s a judgement for the court to deliver. I think we should handle that for now and if need be, we will continue with cross-examining” .Umar stated
It was not until about 12:10am that he concluded with the judgement and commenced with Saraki’s case.
Last Wednesday, Umar had scheduled a hearing on the case of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe at the same time with that of Saraki leading to a longer delay and a mild drama with the formers counsel Selekeowei Larry.
“No case is higher than the other we travelled far and wide to get here and you are asking us to go home . We don’t want to be part of this type of thing”. Larry stated.
Umar after some minutes of word fight with the counsel adjourned the case to the next day and before the end of that days hearing adjourned the case to the 17th of May 2016.