Proceedings in the trial of Senator Saraki for false assets declaration has commenced as Justice Danladi Umar enters the courtroom around 10.10 am. Meanwhile, the lead defence counsel, Kanu Agabi has announced that 66 lawyers, six SANs are in court to defend Saraki.
Saraki has entered the courtroom of the CCT, he did so at exactly 9.55 am to the subdued excitement of his expectant supporters. Dressed in sparkling white guinea brocade, he was accompanied by a retinue of senators who quickly filled up the five benches reserved for them.
Before taking his seat, the Senate President went to greet his defence counsel lead by Kanu Agabi (SAN). However after shaking Agabi, the Senate President extended his hand to Jacobs, the lead prosecuting counsel, an action that was met with loud, simultaneous disapproval of “Nooo!” by his supporters.
The Senate President quickly withdrew his hand from Jacobs and sat down as trial commences, PM News.