- Bukola Saraki has refuted reports that he bribed chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar to the tune of $2 million to obtain victory in his ruling
- Saraki said he and his lawyer, former attorney general Kanu Agabi, did not collude with anybody
- The reports alleged that Umar’s brother, Sambo Umar, also worked with Agabi during his tenure as AGF
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reacted to reports that he allegedly gave the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, a $2 million bribe to obtain victory in his ruling.
Saraki on Wednesday, June 14, refuted that he did not bribe Umar to obtain his victory.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, June 14, discharged Saraki of the 18 charge of non-declaration of assets brought against him by the federal government.
NAIJ.com understands that the judgement is still generating controversies among Nigerians.
Sahara Reporters recently alleged that a cash payment of a whopping $2 million went to CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar.
The news portal claimed that a source close to the CCT revealed to them how Saraki and his lawyer, former Attorney General Kanu Agabi colluded together with the objective of stopping the trial in one way or another.
It was alleged that Agabi had formed a close relationship with Umar, whom he had hired out of Law School years ago to work in his private legal practice following his tenure as attorney general of the Federation, AGF.
It was further alleged that Umar’s brother, Sambo Umar, also worked with Agabi during his tenure as AGF.
Also alleging that a first meeting facilitated by former governor of Bauchi state, Isa Yuguda in Abuja, Saraki reportedly offered the CCT chairman $2m to acquit him of the false declaration charges he faced.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recalls that Emmanuel Ogidi, the national vice-chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urged Nigerian security agencies to conduct proper investigations before going for the prosecution in corrupt cases.
Ogidi on Wednesday, June 15, made this known while briefing news men.
According to him, the tribunal did the right thing, since there was no concrete evidence against Saraki.