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Code Of Conduct Tribunal: Tinubu Knows Fate Tomorrow


The former Governor of Lagos State and Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Ahiwaju Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday know his fate in his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Tinubu who was charged for operating foreign accounts while serving as Governor was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in September after which the judge adjourned till October 26.

On the adjourned date, Asiwaju Tinubu refused to either mount the dock or enter his plea on the counts brought against him. The former Governor who argued through his counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN stated that some forms for declaration of assets were brought to him from the Code of Conduct Bureau, at its office in Lagos. The said forms were filled, completed and deposed to at the High Court of Lagos Registry and same duly returned to the CCB in Lagos. Tinubu said he did not have any personal dealing with the CCB in Abuja.

He thereafter said that since the Code of Conduct Bureau has offices in all the states of the federation, he would neither mount the dock nor take plea in respect of the said 3-count charge, pending when the substantive suit against him is transferred to Lagos State for prosecution.

After the submission, Justice Umar who heads the 3-man panel of the Tribunal adjourned ruling on the issue till November 30, 2011.

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