The Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned all cases before the tribunal, including that of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki to September 2016 as the court is taking its annual recess.
“Mr. Danladi Umar, embattled chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Tuesday, July 12, 2006 adjourned all sittings scheduled for this week and those to come within July and August till after the resumption from recess to be embarked by the tribunal’s judges,” a statement signed by the tribunal’s spokesperson, Ibraheem Al-hassan, said.
“The decision was taken due to the ongoing Roundtable Discussion involving CCT and other critical stakeholders within and outside the country, to develop the Code of Ethics and Practice Directions for the Code of Conduct Tribunal to ensure fair and speedy trials, sponsored by European Union (EU) and implemented by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC).”
The statement assured litigants with cases before the CCT that new dates would be communicated to them shortly after the vacation which will end in September, 2016.
“The tribunal regrets the pains caused by the sudden change,” the statement, e-mailed to The Trent on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 said.