CCT Boss, Danladi Umar Charged For Fraud by EFCC

CCT Boss, Danladi Umar Charged For Fraud by EFCC
CCT Boss, Danladi Umar Charged For Fraud by EFCC

CCT Boss, Danladi Umar Charged For Fraud by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a two-count charge of fraud against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar.

According to documents obtained by SayNaija the EFCC alleged that Umar demanded a bribe of N10 million from one Rasheed Taiwo in 2012.

Count 1 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, at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did ask for the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) 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.

“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, at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did receive the sum of N1,800,000.00 (One Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) 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.”

Umar, an appointee of former President Goodluclk Jonathan, made headlines by becoming the first judge in the country to issue an arrest warrant against a sitting senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Saraki was later discharged and acquitted after the tribunal failed to nail him on charges of false declaration of assets.

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