The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has clarified that Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar remains its chairman in the prosecution of public officers who contravene asset declaration laws in the country as mandated by the federal government and the country’s constitution.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of the tribunal, Malam Ibraheem Alhassan, who made the clarification, said the Chairman who was in the office today.
The spokesman said the CCT Chairman has even fixed June 20 and 21, 2018 for trial of Public Officers from Bauchi and Kwara States who violated various provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.
Alhassan, who made the clarification following insinuations in the social media, 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.
The defaulters 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 social media report, the position of Chairman and members of CCT are guaranteed by the Constitution.