SARAKI’S CCT TRIAL: JUSTICE Umar bars security from courtroom, warns against video recording of preceding

The trial Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Justice Danladi Umar on Wednesday barred security operatives attached to Senate president Saraki from entering the court room and then warned against the use of electronic devices to take record of proceedings.

Justice Danladi Umar
Justice Danladi Umar

Umar announced shortly after the commencement of the day’s trial that some people recorded and published his proceedings with the aim of creating bias in the minds of the general public.

He said, “It has come to the notice of this tribunal that some people used their devices to record proceedings and distributed to members of the public with the aim of disabusing their minds.

” It is established that it is unlawful for anyone to come here and take clips of proceedings and publish to the general public with the aim of creating bias.

“Anyone doing so should desist or the consequences of such action will take its effect.

“I will meet with the lead counsels to decide if the proceedings should be televised live for the public to see.

“We do not belong to anyone, as we are here to do what is right.”

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It would be recalled that published a post last week about an unknown person that recorded the drama that ensued between Umar and the counsel of Saraki, Rapheal Oluyede who brought to the notice of the tribunal, an application seeking that the Chairman of the tribunal disqualifies himself because of likelihood of bias as he is under investigation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for an alleged corruption.


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