Judgement in the suit instituted by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, against the Code of Conduct Tribunal has been adjourned indefinitely at the Abuja Appeal Court.
The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, who made the announcement on Monday, gave no reason for the decision.
The indefinite adjournment is coming when the case was supposed to be concluded with a final verdict.
Saraki had filed an appeal challenging the legality of his arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) .
Counsel to Saraki, Joseph Daudu (SAN), had asked the court to set aside the proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal held in September. He also asked the court to set aside the criminal charges of false declaration of assets, filed against him by the Federal Government.
Daudu argued that the CCT erred in law by proceeding with Saraki’s trial with two members instead of the mandatory three members as provided by the constitution.
“The tribunal during the trial of my client violated paragraphs 15(1) of the 1999 Constitution by sitting with two members instead of three,” counsel to Saraki, Daudu said.
He added that the tribunal lacks the jurisdiction to try criminal matters which formed part of the charges against his client.
He urged the court to nullify the tribunal proceedings against his client and set aside criminal charges against him.
But the court refused his pleas and adjourned the case indefinitely.