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Reps receive petition against CCT Chairman

11 November 2015, 07:48

Abuja -The House of Representatives, on Tuesday received a petition bordering on corruption allegations against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar.

The petition was presented by the Chairman of the House Committee on Army, Representative Shawulu Kwewum (Taraba-PDP) on behalf of Anti-Corruption Network, a civil society organisation.

Submitting the document, Kwewum alleged that former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, had recommended that two persons were to be arrested and investigated for alleged corruption.

He stated that in compliance with Adoke’s recommendation, one Ali Abdullahi was arrested and prosecuted but the other person, who is the current chairman of the CCT, was not.

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"The petitioner is now seeking the house to wade into the matter with a view to seeing that the second person, Danladi is immediately arrested.

"He should be made to face the law in compliance with the recommendations of the former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice," he stated.

According to the petition, part of the allegations levelled against the CCT chairman, include misappropriation of N1 million for his wedding and misappropriation of N4.2 million for external light bulbs.

He was equally accused of fictitious contract for the supply of office furniture and fittings in the sum of N11.4 million, among other allegations.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, directed that the petition be laid before the house.

Dogara ruled that the House Committee on Public Petition should take charge of the matter "for further legislative action". 



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