Court Fixes March 15 For Arraignment Of CCT Chairman
An Abuja High Court has fixed March 15 for the arraignment of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Danladi Umar, over alleged corruption.
The Federal Government had filed a two count corruption charge against Mr Umar.
The two-count charge marked CR/109/18 was signed by Festus Keyamo.
In the charge, Mr Umar is accused asking for a bribe to the tune of 10million naira only while presiding over a case with Charge No. CCT/ABJ/03/13 involving one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, in 2012, at Abuja, for a favour to be afterwards shown to him in relation to the pending Charge (in thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 12(1)(a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
Mr Umar is also alleged have received another one point eight million naira from the said Rasheed Owolabi through his Personal Assistant 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.
The case has consequently be assigned to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice Ishaq Bello.
Mr Danladi Umar, as chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, will continue the trial of Mr RasheedOwolabii-Taiwo over alleged non-declaration of assets, despite the pending charge against him.