There was mild drama at the Code of COnduct Tribunal sitting, on Tuesday, as chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, asked Senate President Bukola Saraki if he wanted water.
As if shocked at the question, the Senate President, rejected the CCT chairman’s offer, insisting that he (Saraki) was alright.
Saraki, who is facing charges of false asset declaration at the tribunal, was in the dock when Umar made the gesture.
Umar: Do you want some water?
Umar: You are okay?
Saraki: Nods in affirmation.
Since the resumption of Saraki’s trial, Umar has shown a kind disposition to the accused person.
Last Wednesday, he said the trial would not be from day to day, contrary to his decision in April 2016 that the case would go on daily.
Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the federal government and prosecution, is at present examining Nwachukwu Amazu, a staff member of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), his second witness, at the tribunal.