EFCC To Prosecute CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar For Demanding N10m From Defendant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday charged the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, with demanding and receiving favour from a defendant standing trial before the CCT in 2012.

The EFCC, through a private lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, filed the charges against Umar before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The prosecution in the case marked, CR/109/18, accused Umar of demanding N10m as favour from a defendant, Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, who was standing trial before the CCT in 2012.

The anti-corruption agency also accused Umar of receiving, through his personal assistant, Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi, the sum of N1.8m from Taiwo in the same year.

The offences were said to be contrary to Section 12(1)(a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.

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