Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Saraki’s trial: ’crowd of senators, lawyers unnecessary’

Since Senate President Bukola Saraki was docked on Sept. 22, 2015 over alleged corruption in his asset declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a curious trend has characterized his trial. On his first appearance, over 70 senators accompanied him. When his trial resumed a fortnight ago, a number of senators accompanied him in the spirit of solidarity, while about 66 lawyers were hired for his defence. Last week, a team of 80 lawyers led by Kanu Agabi SAN was at the CCT to represent him and about 25 senators also accompanied him to show solidarity. In this issue, some Nigerians who spoke to WILLIAM ABAH and LARABA MUREY said the show of solidarity and buoyancy was unnecessary and mocking.

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