Two corruption charges has been filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct TribunaL (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar.
The anti-graft agency filed the charges against the CCT Chairman on Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
A copy of the charge sheet showed that the EFCC is accusing Umar of asking for and receiving bribes in the discharge of his official duties.
In the first count, the EFCC accused the CCT Chairman of asking for the sum of N10m from one Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, sometime in 2012, in order to show the said Rasheed Taiwo favour in a charge pending against him.
In the second count, the CCT Chairman is charged with receiving the sum of N1.8m from the said Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo. The money was allegedly paid through Umar’s Personal Assistant, Gambo Abdullahi.
The offences were allegedly committed in the discharge of Umar’s official duties and are contrary to Section 12(1) subsection (a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2003.
The case has yet to be assigned to a judge for hearing. If found guilty, the offence carries a seven-year jail term with no option of fine.