By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his supporters, Senators and non Senators are already seated.
The lead counsels for defence, Kanu Agabi and his team of lawyers said to be about 66, the lead prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacob are already seated waiting for proceedings to commence.
Ordinarily, the trial is expected to kick off at 10 am.
Saraki and the Senators came into the court room around 9.55 am. He immediately went to greet members of his defence team led by Rotimi Jacobs.
10.28 Justice Umar finally walked in with the other member of the Tribunal. Proceedings commenced with the Tribunal Clerk calling the case.
The Senate President is against seated inside the dock and as usual, he is not looking comfortable inside at all.
The lead prosecution counsel is announcing appearance and members of his team.
“We shall win as there are 80 of us on this side,” Kanu Agabi
Saraki’s lawyer just announced that the number of the lawyers to defend the Senate President may have increased to 80 as indicated by his lead counsel at the commencement of the trial.
“We shall win as there are 80 of us on this side,” Kanu Agabi said as he started announcing the the names of the other lawyers with him.
The Chairman of the Tribunal and others in court burst into laughter as he said this. He then began to reel off the long list of names of lawyers with him.