Nigerian Senate President,Dr. Bukola Saraki who is standing trial for false asset declaration at the code of conduct bureau has hired 66 lawyers to boost his defense team.
Saraki’s lead counsel,Mr. Kanu Agabi SAN is a one time minister of justice and Attorney General of the Federation.He read out the names of lawyers on the team.We don’t know why Saraki hired 66 lawyers and whether or not,all of them will be paid for their appearances.
Saraki became senate president in controversial circumstances.Since then, there has been no love lost between him and some leaders of his political party,All Progressives Congress (APC) such as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari
Saraki,a medical doctor and former Societe Generale Bank MD has the backing of members of his former party,PDP and some APC senators but none has been able to help him get core APC leaders to resolve the problem they have with him.