Saraki arriving at the CCT with very few senators in tow. Photo: Femi Ipaye
On Day 3 of the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the noisy devotees from his Ilorin base, who normally come as a show of solidarity are thinning out.
We noticed too that senators too are vanishing from the court room. Fewer than 10 of them were in court today.
The senators row: you can count them. They could no longer fill the reserved seats. Photo: Femi Ipaye
The reducing tribe of senators, surely something to whisper about
And then this : a hired crowd to demonstrate that the embattled senator is being persecuted by the state.
Femi Ipaye captured the tell-tale scenes in and outside the court room of the Code of Conduct Tribunal:
Doe this one look like a student representing ‘aluta’?Photo: Femi Ipaye
We can swear that the guys holding the banner can’t even read what’s written on it. Are they truly Ndigbo youths? So you don’t trust PMB?
This loud mouth yelling at someone, really performing the role paid for
Mothers and children also paid to join the protesting crowd
Another banner in support of Saraki. Raises question: Why is EFCC at CCT?
One of protesters, 3rd left, ran into police trouble
Here is the man who cobbled the crowd together today, speaking with journalists