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N11.8m Bribe: EFCC Drags CCT Chairman Danladi Umar To Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday filed fresh charges of fraud against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar.

It is understood that the anti-graft agency is dragging Umar to the Federal High Court, Abuja over alleged N11.8 million bribe.

The case was filed by the EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Festus Keyamo with the Charge No: CR/109/18.

Mr. Keyamo is accusing Mr. Umar of collecting N10 million from Rasheed Taiwo, a former Customs official, who was facing false assets declaration charges before the Code of Conduct Tribunal sometimes in 2012.

The prosecution also accused Mr. Umar of receiving N1.8 million of the N10 million bribe sum through one of his personal assistants, Gambo Abdullahi.

The EFCC is slamming the two-count charge against him.

The first count charge read: “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, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did ask for the sum of N10,000,000.00  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.”

The second count charge read: “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, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did receive the sum of N1,800,000.00  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.”