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  • Assets declaration : CCT convicts 16 defaulters in Bauchi
  • Bauchi – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)
    in Bauchi has convicted 16 civil servants and
    political office holders found guilty of non-
    declaration of assests.
    Mallam Ibrahim Alhassan, the Head of Press
    and Public Relations of the CCT disclosed this
    in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
    (NAN) on Thursday in Bauchi
    He said the convicted persons failed to submit
    a written declaration of all their assets and
    liabilities within the prescribed period of three
    months that violated various provisions of the
    Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.
    Alhassan said that the action was contrary to
    paragraph 11(1) of the Fifth Schedules, Part
    One of the Constitution, punishable under
    Paragraph 18(2) of the Fifth Schedule.
    He said out there was a total of 55 defaulters
    out of which 16 persons were convicted.
    “The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi
    Umar gave a fine of N5, 000 to N30,000 fine to
    the convicted defaulters and ordered that the
    fine be paid within 30 days.
    “Failure to remit the fines within the stipulated
    30 days will cause the convicts to vacate their
    positions as state government staff or political
    office holder.
    ”At the instance of the prosecution the tribunal
    withdrew charges against 12 persons that
    appeared before the tribunal while 10 defaulters
    were absent in the tribunal.
    “Therefore, 27 cases were adjourned to Abuja
    on a different dates.
    “Some of the defaulters were cautioned and
    given second chance due to the factors
    surrounding their inability to declare their
    assets,” he said
    NAN reports that of the 55 defaulters, 18 are
    political appointees,10 police officers, four
    NDLEA personnel, one Customs officer and 22
    career civil servants working with the Local,
    State and Federal Governments.(NAN)

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