The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, on Wednesday barred journalists from live coverage of the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, for alleged false asset declaration.
Justice Umar’s directive was conveyed to reporters by the tribunal’s Assistant Chief Registrar, Mr. Bintu Garba.
Garba informed a barrage of reporters, who had converged on the tribunal’s premises Wednesday morning that they could not take photographs or record the proceedings live.
The move to bar the live coverage of the Senate president’s trial is believed to be a step by the tribunal to prevent turning the entire episode to a circus show.
Meanwhile, the embattled Senate President Saraki arrived at the tribunal with 28 senators while his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, was accompanied by four senators.