The Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Danladi Umar on Friday ordered the immediate arrest of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over failure to appear before it to give answer to charges pressed against him over alleged false asset declaration.
It is recalled, that counsel to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Muslim Hassan had prayed the Tribunal to order a bench warrant against the Senate President over failure to appear before it.
Besides, the prosecution had also queried the decision of a Federal High Court which granted an ex parte motion halting Saraki’s arraignment.
He hinged his reason for questioning the decision of the Federal High Court on the fact that it has a coordinate jurisdiction with the tribunal and as such, had no powers to halt trial of the Tribunal.
In response, Saraki’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu asked the Tribunal to adjourn the case until after the Federal High Court sitting on Monday.
But Justice Umar took a decision to adjourn the case till 1.30pm for a decision to be taken.