Fear Of Arrest: Code Of Conduct Bureau Denies Politicians Lobby To Rectify Assets Declaration Forms

Chairman-of-the-Code-of-Conduct-Bureau-Sam-SabaThe Code of Conduct Tribunal has denied reports in a section of the media that politicians in the country have begun lobbying its officials in a bid to amend some of the information they provided in the assets’ declaration form they had earlier submitted.
The development reportedly follows the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The Senate president is currently undergoing trial for corruption and false declaration of assets among other charges leveled against him from his tenure as governor of Kwara State.
But the CCB Chairman, Sam Saba, said he was not aware that politicians had started lobbying officials of the agency to rectify their asset declaration forms.
The Bureau’s chairman said, “As a matter of fact, verification of assets and liabilities of governors, lawmakers and others is a shared responsibility between the headquarters and state offices.
“Teams to verify are drawn up at the headquarters including staff from respective states. The teams are headed by Federal Commissioners on a zonal arrangement.
“I am not aware that politicians have been lobbying officials of the CCB to block loopholes in the forms filled that are already in its custody. Such requests have not reached our Abuja office”.

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