Monday, 16 November 2015

6 Ex Governors to Face Trial for False Asset Declaration

Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Mr. Danladi Umar, has issued a warrant for the arraignment of ex-Governors, Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Liyel Imoke of Cross River and four others for false asset declaration, The Nation reports.

“The next batch for trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal includes six ex-governors and a retired permanent secretary. The former governors are from the North-Central, North-West, South-South and North-East.

“Most of these governors preferred to hide their assets but, unknown to them, their aides or aggrieved members of their cabinets or parties and short-changed business partners used to expose them,” an official the Code of Conduct Bureau said.

“All these ex-governors will be formally notified of their pending trial next week. Some of them have got wind of it and were already scouting for the charges.

“In fact, security reports indicated that the ex-governor from the North-East got wind of his likely arraignment before the CCT and chose to go on self-exile.

“When all is set for his trial and he fails to show up, a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest and the International Police (INTERPOL) will be mandated to fish him out.”



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