• Breaking!!! CCT dismisses Saraki’s motion seeking to disqualify Justice Umar

    Breaking!!! CCT dismisses Saraki’s motion seeking to disqualify Justice Umar

    According to reports, the Code of Conduct Tribunal has dismissed the motion filed by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asking the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from his trial‎.

    The motion was dismissed on Wednesday.

    In dismissing the motion, Umar said he cannot disqualify himself from the trial on the ground that without him, there can be no tribunal.

    According to him, it is only the President and a two-third of the National Assembly […]

  • Saraki files fresh application to disqualify CCT chairman, from further to preside over his trial

    Saraki files fresh application to disqualify CCT chairman, from further to preside over his trial

    According to reports, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has filed a fresh application, asking the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over his ongoing 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 […]

  • Another accused trial before CCT chairman, asking him to disqualify himself over N10m bribery saga

    Another accused trial before CCT chairman, asking him to disqualify himself over N10m bribery saga

    Another accused standing trial before the Code of Conduct Bureau, Rasheed Taiwo Owolabi, has asked the embattled Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from the panel that will try him.

    Owolabi, a retired Customs Officer, based his argument on Umar’s alleged involvement in a N10 million bribery saga. He said Umar in 2012 once demanded a bribe of N10 million from him to pervert the cause of justice in a criminal matter filed against him (Owolabi) […]

  • Court dismisses Metuh’s application seeking to disqualify the judge handling his case

    Court dismisses Metuh’s application seeking to disqualify the judge handling his case

    It can be recalled that Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed an application asking him to disqualify himself from further presiding over the trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for money laundering charges.

    The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, had also in a March 24, 2016 letter dismissing Metuh’s petition asking for the transfer of the case from Justice Abang to another judge.

    Justice […]