EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has filed a two-charge against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar.
The charge was filed by Festus Keyamo (SAN) on behalf of the anti-graft graft body of Friday.
Umar is being prosecuted for demanding bribes from one Rasheed Taiwo to perform his official job as the Chairman of CCT, which, according to the prosecuting body, the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), is contrary to Section 12(1)(a)&(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences.
The charge reads: “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, 2003.”

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