A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has fixed March 15, 2018, for the arraignment of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Yakubu Umar over alleged corruption.
The case has been assigned to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice Ishaq Bello.
The Federal Government had filed a two-count corruption charge against Umar.
The two-count charge marked CR/109/18 was signed by Festus Keyamo (SAN).
In the charge, Umar was accused of, while presiding over a case with Charge No. CCT/ABJ/03/13 involving one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the court did ask for the sum of N10,000,000 from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, for a favour to be afterwards shown to him in relation to the pending Charge (No. CCT/ABJ/03/12) in discharge of his official duties and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 12(1)(a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
Umar was also alleged to have received another N1,800,000 from the said Rasheed Owolabi through his Personal Assistant by name Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi for a favour to be afterwards shown to him in relation to the pending charge in discharge of his official duties and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 12(1)(a)&(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
In a similar vein, Umar will today, continue the trial Taiwo over alleged non-declaration of assets, despite the pending charge against him (Umar).
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