The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday, May 25, stood down for two hours due to the absence of Kanu Agabi, lead counsel to Senate president Bukola Saraki.
A reliable resource told Naij.com that Agabi wrote a letter to the court asking for the trial to be stood down.
While speaking with Agabi, Danladi Umar, the CCT chairman said “for the first time, we had to stand down this case till now because of you.”
Kanu Agabi replied “I am very grateful my Lord.”
The proceeding which usually commences at 10am did not begin till 12:15pm.
However, Rotimi Jacobs, the lead counsel to the federal government was also absent when the trial commenced.
Jacobs walked into court at exactly 12.30pm which was thirty minutes after the trial of the day was meant to commence.
He later apologized for appearing late to the court.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, May 18, the tribunal stood down for an hour and thirty minutes because Jacobs was absent.
Also, on Wednesday, May 11, the tribunal stood down for an hour due to the absence of Rotimi Jacobs.
Saraki has been charged with 13 counts of false declarations of assets while he was the governor of Kwara state.
He has been undergoing trial since September 22, 2015.