CCT denies appointment of Justice Banjoko as new chairman, says Umar remains in charge

June 14, 2018

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has clarified that Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar remains its chairman after some media reports claimed a new judge has been appointed.

The head of press and public relations of the tribunal, Malam Ibraheem Alhassan made the clarification while speaking to PRNigeria today, Thursday, June 14.

He said the Justice Umar is still in his position and has in-fact fixed Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, for the trial of public officers from Bauchi and Kwara states who violated various provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

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He further hinted that Justice Danladi had promised that all the forthcoming cases in Kwara and Bauchi state would be treated dispassionately to ensure that justice is done, adding thatdefaulters to be arraigned for prosecution by Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) are mostly political appointees and civil servants.

He urged the general public to disregard the insinuations concerning the status of Justice Umar in the tribunal adding that contrary to the media reports, the position of chairman and members of CCT are guaranteed by the constitution.

Some media reports had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Justice Adebukola Banjoko to lead the tribunal, following her recent sentencing of two ex-governors to jail on corrupt charges. previously reported that Justice Adebukola Banjoko is rapidly becoming a symbol of fearless and impartial justice in the Nigerian judiciary.

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