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Cct Storms Akwa Ibom For Trial Of 50 Public Officers

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BEVERLY HILL, December 01, (THEWILL) – As a way of clearing the backlog of piling before it at the zone, the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, will be relocating to Akwa Ibom state between December 6 and 9 for the prosecution of 50 public officers in the state who allegedly breached the code of conduct ethics.

Chairman of the tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar, stated in a statement issued on Wednesday that the defendants comprised of ex-Special Advisers and Local Government Councillors who served between 2008 and 2009. Also to be tried are two Clerks from Esit and Etim Local Government Areas.

The tribunal recently convicted a former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, for breaching CCB Act while the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, is ongoing at the tribunal.

A statement issued by the Head, Press & Public Relations, CCT, Ibraheem AL-Hassan, reads, “The tribunal's itinerant session helps to clear up backlogs of cases in the zone within the period of the session.

“It also makes legal services at the door step of the defaulters, particularly the low-ranking public officers and as well serves as a means of publicising the activities of the tribunal within the zone.

“The essence is to further strengthen relationship between CCT and the hosting state, whose infrastructure and other logistics would be used for the session.”

The tribunal is the enforcement and disciplinary arm of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB. All public officers in the Federal, State and Local Government levels are compelled by the Act setting up the bureau to declare their assets within the period of engagement.