One of the lawyers representing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Raphael Oluyede at the Code of Conduct Tribunal was was on Thursday, thrown out on the orders of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The incident that resulted to this began when Justice Umar overruled the application by Saraki to have him withdrawn from the trial.
The judge said of the application: “This motion filed by a mere busybody legal practitioner is not accepted by this tribunal. Members of the inner bar, you are to guide him. How can you allow such a rubbish thing from him? This motion is of no consequence. As far as this tribunal is concerned is thrown away.”
In response, Oluyede asked the tribunal to allow him speak on the application.
Justice Umar however, overruled his request while ordering him to take his seat but Oluyede was reluctant to obey his order.
This according to TheCable resulted in a verbal altercation between the tribunal judge and the lawyer resulting to Justice Umar instructing police officers at the tribunal to throw him out.
As five policemen went towards him to carry out the directive of the judge, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) then urged the tribunal chairman to be patient.
“My lord be patient, we will handle the application as we effectively did at the Federal High Court. We will expose the frivolity of the application even to the person who filed it.