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Danladi under pressure to resign over graft allegation

10 November 2015, 14:12

Abuja - The woes of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Umar Danladi, are mounting with a human rights organisation calling for his resignation amid accusations of corruption.

The call by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) comes in the wake of the official indictment on allegations of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), subsequent to an investigation, and his Personal Assistant, Ali Gambo Addullahi ,over an alleged N10 million extortion racketeering.

Also read: CCT judge dragged to court over N10m bribe

“The nation’s Judiciary is at this time of our nation's history passing through very difficult phase because of the groundswell of allegation involving several judiciary officers and it is only proper that you
(Danladi) resign within 24 hours from your high office as the Chairman of the Code of Conduct tribunal,” the organisation stated late Monday.

Speaking in Abuja, National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, informed Danladi the civil society community was prepared to use all constitutional and legal means to ensure that he would not continue in his post at the CCT.

On Monday, a group, the Registered Trustees of the Mission for Peace and Development Initiative, lodged the suit through their lawyer, Chief Mike Ozehkome, through documents alleging the CCT chairman demanded a N10 million bribe from a retired Comptroller of Customs, Rasheed Taiwo, to terminate further hearing on a case that was pending against him at the tribunal.

The group, further revealed that out of the alleged bribe, Umar, through Abdullahi, received the sum of N1,8 million as initial deposit.

The accused had not commented on the allegations.

- CAJ News

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