EFCC Charges CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar Over N10m Bribe

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday charged the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, with demanding and receiving favour from a defendant standing trial before the CCT in 2012.

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

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

The EFCC further alleged that Umar receieved, 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.

This comes as the CCT last week fixed Tuesday for the continuation of the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

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