Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar in Trouble

The chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar has been sued at a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged corruption matters. The registered Trustees of the Mission for Peace and Development Initiative who sued the CCT boss in Abuja with a suit are seeking an order of the court for the removal of Justice Umar as chairman of the Tribunal. The non-governmental organisation, in an Originating Summons filed on its behalf by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) wants the court to order Justice Umar to hands off the trial of any Nigerian, having confessed to corruption and admitted meeting with an accused person standing trial before him, in the absence of the prosecution and court officials. Joined as defendants along with Justice Umar in the suit filed on Friday are the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). The plaintiff wants the court to order the Tribunal to halt further sittings or proceedings against accused persons brought before it, or currently standing trial before it until it is reconstituted to exclude its present chairman. The plaintiff also wants an order that the AGF should cease from further regarding or according recognition to Justice Umar as the rightful chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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