The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cleared the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) chairman, Justice Umar Danladi, of fraud allegations.
This was revealed to newsmen on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, by the CCT spokesperson, Ibrahim Alhassan.
He said “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has today conveyed a letter to the chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Hon Danladi Yakubu Umar, exonerating him on the alleged N10 million bribe by one AbdulRashid Owolabi, in his petition to the commission.
“The letter was addressed to the secretary to government of the federation, captioned ‘RE: Investigation Report RE: N10million Bribery Allegation against the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja.’ ‘With reference NO: EFCC/P/NHRU/688/V.30/99, dated 20th April, 2016.
“The letter which was signed by Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo, secretary to the commission reads: ‘Kindly recall our correspondence of 5th March, 2015, (reference EFCC/EC/SGF/03/56) with the above subject, please.”
‘‘We would like to reiterate the commission’s position in regard to this matter as earlier communicated to you and stated that the allegations levelled against Justice Umar were mere suspicions and consequently insufficient to successfully prosecute the offence."
Also, the Senate has reportedly withdrawn a summon issued to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar.