Ali Gambo Abdullahi, the personal assistant to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has been arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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Gambo Abdullahi was arraigned before Justice Chizoba Orji of the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, on a two count charge.
Punch reports that he was arraigned before Justice Chizoba Orji of the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, on a two count charge.
The charges against him read “That you, Ali Gambo Abdullahi, sometimes in August 2013 at Abuja did made a statement to one Abdulmajeed Ibrahim, a detective with the EFCC while in the course of the exercise of the duty of his office that the sum of N1.8 million paid into your Zenith Bank Account Number 1002849471 on December 12, 2012 by one Rasheed Owolabi was to assist you to settle your father’s hospital bill, a statement you knew to be untrue and thereby committed an office contrary to section 39(2)(a) of the EFCC Act. 2004 and punishable under section (39) (2) (b) of the same act.
“That you Abdullahi, sometimes in August 2013 at Abuja did made a statement dated 13th August 2013 pertaining to N1.8 million paid into your bank account by one Rasheed Taiwo, which is inconsistent with the statement you made on August 12th, 2013 to one Abdulmajeed Ibrahim, a detective with EFCC while in the course of the exercise of the duty of his office and thereby committed an offence contrary to section (39) (2) (b) of the EFCC Act 2004.”
Abdullahi reportedly collected N1.8m bribe from a former officer of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Rasheed Owolabi, to help him stop a case against him, which was before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
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