‎CCT chairman, Danladi Umar to be arraigned March 15

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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.

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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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