Senate President Bukola Saraki says he intends to file a no-case submission at Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)
This means that he is not opening a defence, but asking the tribunal to discharge him because there is no case against him.
Paul Erokoro (SAN), counsel to Saraki, asked the tribunal for leave to file the application of no-case submission instead of opening a defence.
This was after Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the federal government and prosecution, told the tribunal that he had closed his case.
Jacobs had called his fourth and last witness – Bayo Daudu, a senior staff member of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and account officer of the senate president, on Thursday.
Danladi Umar, chairman of the tribunal, adjourned the case till June 8 for adoption of written addresses.
Saraki is standing trial before the CCT on an amended 16-counts charge bordering on false and anticipatory asset declaration, said to be a breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.