Reps receive petition against CCT Chairman

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

The petition was presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Rep. 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, Mr 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.

“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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  • abuasmau

    Dogara is digging a grave for some of themselves.

  • Damilola

    You CCTV me, I Assemble House against you. You EFCC me, I Senate you myself. Where is the free man in this fight against kwaraption? Even the commander in Chief is not free of this atrocities. The thief, the aider and the benefactor are all thieves, take it or leave it

    • charlieakpeumoh

      I really like this one!

  • Remi

    I dey laugh ooo. Can you imagine the “corrupt free” Mohammed Adoke recommending anyone for prosecution for corruption. And these clowns in the house who believe that all the stealing they have been doing is not corruption. Now corruption is fighting back. I now understand why things are the way they are. Can you imagine these people think with the removal of the chairman that is the end of the CCT. They have forgotten that even if the man is removed another would be appointed in his stead and their nightmares continues.

    • biyi

      But does Danladi have a case to answer? YES.

    • New Nigerian

      Well said…The Senate tried that with EFCC and now EFCC have a hard-nosed technocrat to continue the fight to recover the commonwealth. So let them work hard on bogus claims against Danladi and they’d see who they get…I guarantee you a new Danladi-like on steroid

  • New Nigerian

    These folks in the national assembly ar ebeing rubbishe dby their leaderships who are not interested in doing the people’s business.