The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has filed a fraud charge against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar.
The EFCC in the charge sheet alleged that Umar demanded a bribe of N10 million from one Rasheed Taiwo in 2012, the case was filed at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
Count 1 read: “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 ask for the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, 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.