EFCC files corruption charges against CCT chairman, Umar
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a two-count charge of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar.
The charge filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on January 25, accuses Umar of asking for and receiving bribes in the discharge of his official duties.
The EFCC, in the first count, accused the CCT chairman of asking for the sum of N10million from one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, in order to show the said Taiwo favour in a charge pending against him.
Umar, in the second count, is charged with receiving the sum of N1.8million from the said Taiwo. The money was allegedly paid through Umar’s personal assistant, Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi.
The offences were allegedly committed in the discharge of Umar’s official duties and are contrary to Section 12(1) subsection (a) and (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
Umar, on September 18, 2015, made history by becoming the first Judge in the country to issue an arrest warrant against a sitting senate president.
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