Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar has accused embattled senate president Bukola Saraki of using “tactical delay” to avoid the “final consequences” at the tribunal.
He made the statement while reacting to allegations of delay tactics by prosecution counsel Rotimi Jacobs against Saraki’s lawyers on Tuesday.
According to SaharaReporters, Umar said:
When you (Kanu Agabi) are asking a witness, go straight to the point. You don’t have to find your way of distorting the witness.
This is delaying us. You are a senior lawyer, I don’t want you to do that kind of tactics to delay the matter. We assure you that whatever happens, we are going to be fair.
But it seems you are employing tactical delay to avoid final consequences. Don’t be afraid. I’m a gentleman.
Responding to the Chairman’s statement, Agabi said:
We are actually afraid of the final consequences. We really are, and all that we are doing is because we are scared of the final consequences.
Now, it is time for us to disabuse the minds of the court. Please bear with us.
We are not worried about the law. We are worried about the prejudice. We are not afraid of you. I pray for you everyday that your lordship sits here for many more years.