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CCT fixes date for trial of officials in Saraki, Dogara home states



The Code of Conduct Tribunal,
CCT, has clarified that Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar remains its chairman in the
prosecution of public officers who contravene asset declaration laws in the
country as mandated by the federal government and the country’s constitution.


Head of Press and Public
Relations of the tribunal, Malam Ibraheem Alhassan made the clarification while
speaking to PRNigeria in Abuja.

He said the Chairman who was in
office as at Thursday (today) has already fixed June 20 and 21, 2018 for trial
of Public Officers from Bauchi and Kwara States who violated various provisions
of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

The defaulters to be arraigned
for prosecution by Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) are mostly political appointees
and civil servants.
The spokesman urged the general
public to disregard the insinuations concerning the status of Justice Umar in
the Tribunal, adding that “the position of Chairman and members of CCT are
guaranteed by the constitution.”
Senate President, Bukola Saraki,
and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara are from Kwara and Bauchi
states respectively.
It is not clear if their
associates are among those to be docked. However, list of government officials
to be probed will be known at commencement of trial.



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