Abuja - The Senate has come under attack for summoning the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar over the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the CCT.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition on Monday summoned Justice Umar to appear before it connection with allegation of corruption levelled against him.
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Professor of law Fidelis Oditah (SAN, QC), Human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN), Norrison Quaker (SAN) and law teacher Wahab Shittu, in separate interviews, said the invitation of the CCT chairman, apart from raising suspicion, was illegal and uncalled for.
Falana recalled that “following the allegation that the Personal Assistant of the Tribunal Chairman allegedly received a bribe from a suspect on behalf of his master, the matter was investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
- News 24