We haven’t received warrant for Saraki’s arrest – Police

By 10:13 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 Comments

The embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is set to face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday after returning from a trip to his home town, Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday.

The PUNCH learnt that the Senate president, who visited Ilorin on Saturday to meet with his political supporters, was expected back in Abuja on Sunday.

Saraki is facing imminent arrest by the police following a bench warrant that was issued for his arrest on Friday by the tribunal in Abuja over his failure to appear in court for trial for not declaring his assets.

The police had said they were yet to get the bench warrant, adding that Saraki would be picked up once the order was served on the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase.

The tribunal had specifically directed the IG to arrest Saraki and bring him to court on Monday when his trial was expected to resume.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, told our correspondent on Sunday that the police were yet to get the warrant.

She said, “We have not received the warrant, you know today is Sunday and the courts don’t work on weekends. So, it’s likely that the order would get to us on Monday.”



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