The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it has no evidence linking the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, with the N10 million bribery allegation.
In a letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the EFCC, Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremu, the commission said its investigation did not link Umar with the allegation made by one AbdulRashid Owolabi in his petition to the Commission.
CCT’s spokesman, Ibraheem Al-hassan, said in a statement on Wednesday that the letter from the EFCC was addressed to the Secretary to Government of the Federation and captioned ‘‘Re: Investigation report on N10 million bribery allegation against the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja, with reference NO: EFCC/P/NHRU/688/V.30/99, dated 20th April, 2016.
The letter reads, ‘‘Kindly recall our correspondence of 5th March, 2015, (reference EFCC/EC/SGF/03/56) with the above subject, please.
‘‘We would like to reiterate the commission’s position in regard to this matter as earlier communicated to you and stated that the allegations leveled against Justice Umar were mere suspicious and consequently insufficient to successfully prosecute the offence.”