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EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Code Of Conduct Tribunal Chairman by Noblex: 2:59 am On Feb 03

EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Code Of Conduct Tribunal Chairman


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed two charges of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar. The anti-graft agency filed the charges against the CCT Chairman on Friday at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

A copy of the charge sheet seen by Channels Television showed that the EFCC is accusing Umar of asking for and receiving a bribe in the discharge of his official duties. In the first count, the EFCC accused the CCT Chairman of asking for the sum of N10m from one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, in order to show the said Rasheed Taiwo favour in a charge pending against him.

In the second count, the CCT Chairman is charged with receiving the sum of N1.8m from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo. The money was allegedly paid through Mr Danladi Umar’s Personal Assistant, Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi. If found guilty, the offence carries a seven-year jail term with no option of fine.

The motion was based on the allegation that Mr Umar had allegedly obtained a bribe from Rasheed Taiwo, who was a retired Customs official.

Taiwo had reportedly sent a petition to the EFCC in 2014, claiming that the CCT Chairman demanded a N10 million bribe from him.

The motion and the allegation had led to drama at the CCT with a visibly angry Umar denying the claim.

He went on to preside over the Senate President’s trial, eventually acquitting him of the charges of false assets declarations 14 months later, on June 14, 2017.

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