The Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Ali Gambo Abdullahi, was, on Thursday, arraigned before Justice Chizoba Orji of a Hgh Court of the Federal Capital Territory by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the charge, Abdullahi was said to have given officials of the EFCC false information about the N1.8 million he allegedly collected from a former official of the Nigerian Customs Service, Rasheed Owolabi, who is standing trial before the tribunal over asset declaration.
Owolabi had accused the Chairman of the trbunal, Justice Danladi Umar, of demanding N10 million from him to influence his case before the tribunal. He had also admitted that he paid N1.8 million to the tribunal chairman through the bank account No. 1002849471 of a new generation bank belonging to Abdullahi, the CCT Chairman's Personal Assistant.
But Abdullahi, in his statement to the EFCC, said the N1.8 million was paid into his account by Owolabi to assist him settle his father's medical bills. According to the charge number CR/137/15, the accused was said to have been inconsistent in his statement to the commission.
- Nigerian Tribune