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Saraki Wants CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar Removed


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday filed a fresh application, seeking the disqualification of Danladi Umar, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, from further hearing his ongoing 16-count corruption case at the CCT.

Saraki accused Danladi Umar of being biased based on the comment he made at the last proceedings on June 7, 2016, while warning the defence team against delay tactics.

“I am not happy at the delay tactics by the defence counsel and I must say this thing out that this delay tactics will not reduce the consequences the defendant will meet in this tribunal at the end of the trial”, Umar had said.

Saraki, through his lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), alleged that Umar’s statement would prejudice the outcome of the trial.

The fresh application is the second filed by the Senate President asking the CCT chairman to withdraw from his trial.

The Umar-led CCT had on April 28 dismissed the earlier application which sought the withdrawal of the CCT chairman from the trial on the basis of an alleged ongoing investigation of his involvement in a N10m bribery allegation.

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