Friday, March 11, 2016 9:47 am
9.34 am :The courtroom of the Code of Conduct Tribunal is already filled up except for the five benches reserved for Senator Bukola Saraki and the senators who are expected to accompany him to the Tribunal.
Most of those who arrived in court early are aides of the Senate President as well as members of his political family from Kwara State, journalists and lawyers.
Kanu Agabi, SAN, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice who is Saraki’s new lead counsel is also already in court. As expected, he came with a retinue of lawyers.
The prosecution counsel is also already in court with his team of lawyers. The lead prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs came in around 9.40 am
The trial is being conducted under very tight security. Police has deployed scores of officers from its regular, anti riot and anti terrorism squad to ensure that trouble makers are kept at bay.
The police have restricted youth group who came to support the Senate President to some metres away from the Tribunal premises. The trial is expected to kick off at 10 am.