The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki for alleged false declaration of assets continued on Tuesday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.
At the sitting, the tribunal chair, Justice Danladi Umar, ruled that he would on July 13 rule on another application by Saraki asking him to disqualify himself from further entertaining the case.
Saraki had again alleged bias against the tribunal chairman.
He alleged that he was not likely to get justice under Justice Umar after the tribunal chair advised the Senate President counsel to stop wasting time in the case.
Justice Umar had allegedly said on June 7 that no matter how long it took, Saraki must face the consequences of the trial.
Saraki’s counsel Paul Erukoro (SAN) had insisted the statement had prejudiced the judgment the tribunal would give against Saraki.
But counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Rotimi Jacobs said the application was frivolous and an abuse of court process.
The application is the second by Saraki seeking Umar’s disqualification from handling the case.