BEVERLY HILLS, February 2, (THEWILL) – The Chairman of the Code of Conduct tribunal, Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar has been charged before a High Court in Abuja on a two-count charge over an alleged bribe of N10 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The judge who presided over the false assets declaration suit against Senate President, Dr Bukula Saraki, allegedly demanded and received the bribe from a former Comptroller of Customs, Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo.
The EFCC has alleged that Danladi collected N1.8million bribe, suspected to be part of the N10million, through his Personal Assistant, Ali Gambo Abdullahi.
“That you, Danladi Yakubu Umar, being the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and presiding over a case with Charge No. CCT/ABJ/03/12, involving one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did receive the sum of N1, 8million from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, through your Personal Assistant by name Alhaji Gambo Abdullahi, for a favour to be afterwards shown to him in relation to the pending Charge (No. CCT/ABJ/03/12) in discharge of your official duties and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 12(1) (a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
to the judge, Ali Gambo Abdullahi.”