Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been granted bail on self recognition by the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja. This development came shortly after he was arraigned by the Code of Conduct Bureau over allegations of false declaration of assets when he was Kwara State governor.
It would be recalled that the Senate President had arrived the Tribunal in company of his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu alongside other Senators, including the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko.
At the commencement of the day’s proceedings, there was a hot argument as it touches on where Saraki would seat. Specifically, the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), maintained that the “Business of the day is for the accused person to take his plea, the Senate President must be seated at the dock”.
However, the Senate President entered into the dock taking a not guilty plea when all the charges were read before him.
Further hearing on the matter has been adjourned till October 21, 2015.