Alleged bribery: EFCC arraigns CCT chairman March 15

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on March 15 arraign  the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, on charges of  demanding and receiving favour from a defendant standing trial before the CCT in 2012.

The EFCC, through a private lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, had on February 2, 2018, filed the charges against Umar before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was learnt on Wednesday that the case had been assigned to Justice Ishaq Bello, who had subsequently fixed March 15 for their arraignment.

The prosecution in the case marked, CR/109/18, accused Umar of demanding N10m as favour from a defendant standing trial before the CCT, Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, in 2012.

The anti-corruption agency also accused Umar of receiving, through his personal assistant, Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi, the sum of N1.8m from Taiwo in the same year.

The offences were said to be  contrary to Section 12(1)(a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Act, 2003.

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