Corruption Allegation: House Of Reps Receives Petition Against CCT Chairman

Channels Television  
Updated November 10, 2015

Danladi UmarThe House of Representatives has received a petition alleging corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr Danladi Umar.

The CCT Chairman is alleged to have been involved in the misappropriation of funds amounting to millions of Naira, including fictitious contract for the supply of office furniture and fittings in the sum of 11.4 million Naira.

Presenting the petition on behalf of a civil society organisation, Anti-corruption Network, the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Representative Shawulu Kwewum, alleged that Mr Umar was to be arrested based on the recommendation of the former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke.

According to him, Mr Sdoke had recommended that two persons be arrested and investigated for alleged corruption, but while one Ali Abdullahi was arrested and prosecuted the other person, who is the current chairman of the CCT, was not.

Mr Kwelum insisted that the CCT Chairman be made to face the law in compliance with the recommendations of the former Attorney-General of the Federation.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, later directed that the petition be laid before the House, while the Committee on Public Petition should take charge of the matter.

The CCT headed by Mr Umar is trying the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for alleged false declaration of assets during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011 has been adjourned till the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of October, 2015.