According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has asked an Abuja high court to admit as exhibit a statement which implicated the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar, in a N10 million bribery scandal.
The anti-graft agency insisted that the statement that implicated Umar was made by his Personal Assistant and Protocol Officer, Ali Gambo Abdullahi, on August 12, 2013 at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, when the alleged bribe was paid into his account.
The Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar has stated that he was only joking with his advocacy for the return of decree 2 to regulate the practice of journalism in the country.
Mr. Umar said that contrary to the impression created in the media, he did not advocate for the Decree to harass, intimidate or arrest journalist or any Nigerian for whatever reason.
Umar had made a controversial comment at the end of Tuesday’s proceedings while pointing […]