EFCC drags CCT Chairman, Umar, to court over N11.8m bribe

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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has dragged the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar to the Federal High Court, Abuja over alleged N11.8 million bribe.

The case was filed by the EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Festus Keyamo at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the Charge No: CR/109/18.

The case is between the Federal Republic of Nigeria (complainant) and Danladi Yakubu Umar (defendant).

The EFCC slammed two-count charge on Umar bordering on bribe allegation to prevent justice.

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The first count charge read: “That you, Danladi Yakubu  Umar, being the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and presiding over a case with Charge No. CCT/ABJ/03/12, involving one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did ask for the sum of N10,000,000.00  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 your 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 second count charge read: “That you, Danladi Yakubu Umar, being the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and presiding over a case with Charge No. CCT/ABJ/03/12, involving one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did receive the sum of N1,800,000.00  from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, through your Personal Assistant by name Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi, for a favour to be afterwards shown to him in relation to the pending Charge (No. CCT/ABJ/03/12) in discharge of your 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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