Senate President Bukola Saraki had on Thursday November 19, 2015 mandated the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to conclude the probe of allegation of corruption against the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Justice Danladi Umar (photo: above) – in two weeks, maximum!
Justice Umar is to face the probe following a petition to the Senate over allegations of fraud, bribery and inflation of contracts by a Non Governmental Group under the aegis of Anti-Corruption Network, being operated by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi state).
Recall that Saraki is also being currently tried by Justice Umar-led CCT over a 13-count charge of alleged false declaration of assets which was contained in the form he filled as governor of Kwara State, and submitted at the anti-graft agency, sometimes in 2003.
A member of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Obinna Ogba, had presented a petition against Umar on the floor of the Senate, during plenary.
Senator Ogba, representing Ebonyi South Senatorial zone, explained that the petition was signed by one Ajaso on behalf of a group, and submitted for investigation.
He also said that the petitioners had not sought judicial remedy against Umar but seeking Senate intervention to probe the corrupt allegations contained in the document.
Saraki consequently (immediately) referred the petition to the committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions and asked the chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, to carry out a thorough investigation and report back in two weeks.
As far as I am concerned, there was no Ajaso that signed any petition for Sen. Obinna Ogba. Let us assume that the said Ajaso signed the petition. He could have signed the petition physically but I can assure you that Ajaso or whatever has never met Justice Umar or had anything whatsoever to do with the CCT Chairman or the corruption scandal trailing him – there is so much hunger in the land and Ajaso may have needed some largesse to survive the hard times.
Was Ajaso paid to sign the petition? That is left to conjecture as the senate president proceeds on his mission, angrily!
It’s all a charade prescribed for a revenge mission.
The main question: is the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on a revenge mission against Justice Danladi Umar, the Chairman of the CCT? for daring to prosecute him in the first place? or to put him physically in the ACUSSED BOX? (Photo: above)