N16.6 million: Reps Probe Code Of Conduct Tribunal ChairmanFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
By Ayo Balogun, Abuja
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives is to investigate the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, for allegedly misappropriating N16.6 million.
The probe was as a result of a petition presented on the floor of the house on Tuesday by the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Shawulu Kwewum, on behalf of the Anti Corruption Network.
After the presentation, Speaker Yakubu Dogara referred the petition to the House Committee on Public Petition for further investigation.
According to the petition, the CCT chairman was accused of fictitious contract for the supply of office furniture and fitting in the sum of N11.4 million, misappropriated N4.2million for external light bulbs and N1 million for his wedding.
“The petitioner wants the House to wade into the matter to ensure that Mr. Danladi, is arrested and made to face the law in compliance with the recommendations of the ex-attorney-general and minister of Justice.” the lawmaker added.
The code of conduct is currently prosecuting the controversial Senate president, Bukola Saraki over false assets declaration when he was governor of Kwara state.
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