Saraki’s 90 Lawyers Cause Confusion In Court
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XJ4ouzHI_sA/VzHmmcTc0zI/AAAAAAACcmc/NIu61LbW3QQTuaS_YyE3NoSeE46lfwHEACLcB/s400/saraki.jpg" width="400">The trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki on a 16-count charge of false assets declaration resumed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal today with controversy over how many of the over 90 lawyers representing the defendant can speak for him and cross examine the first prosecution witness, Micheal Wetkas.
The prosecution counsel Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, had immediately after Kanu Agabi, SAN, the lead defence counsel, told the court that Paul Erokoro, SAN, another member of the defence team will continue the cross examination of the witness, rose up in protest.
The prosecution counsel who had earlier expressed the hope that the defence will end the cross examination of the witness which has been on for about four days, argued that though the defendant may have many lawyers, only one counsel is entitled to speak for him at a time.
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