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download (1)The House of Representatives is to investigate the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, for allegedly misappropriating N16.6million.

The decision of the lawmakers followed a petition on the floor yesterday on corruption against the CCT chairman.

It was presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Shawulu Kwewum, on behalf of the Anti Corruption Network.

After the presentation by the lawmaker, the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, gave him leave to lay the petition before the House, and referred it to the House Committee on Public Petition for further investigation.

Kwewum, presenting the petition before the House, alleged that ex-Minister of Justice and Attorney- General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke recommended that two persons be arrested and investigated for alleged corruption.

He said one person, Ali Gambo Abdullahi, was arrested and prosecuted in compliance with the recommendation of the former attorney-general and the other person, the present chairman of the CCT, was not arrested.

According to the allegations in the petition, the CCT chairman was accused of fictitious contract for the supply of office furniture and fitting in the sum of N11.4 million, misappropriated N4.2million for external light bulbs and N1million for his wedding.

Kwewum said: “The petitioner wants the House to wade into the matter to ensure that the second person, Mr. Danladi, is arrested and made to face the law in compliance with the recommendations of the ex-attorney-general and minister of Justice.”

The Public Accounts Committee in the House has promised to raise the bar in checking financial impunity in public and private institutions.

The committee Chairman, Kingsley Chinda, at the inaugural meeting of the committee, said no institution, public or private, would be spared if found wanting in the utilisation of public funds.

He said: “Crime has no time limit. When you mismanage public fund, you commit a crime.

“We will dig them up and forward them to the House where a final decision will be taken.

“If you’re not doing what you ought to do in any office, this committee will not hesitate to forward the report to the entire House.

“We assure Nigerians that it will not be business as usual for the MDAs when it comes to public funds.”

Hamilton Nwosa
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