Ribadu drags Code of Conduct tribunal, AGF to court
The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has dragged the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa, SAN, to court.
Ribadu is urging the Federal High Court in Abuja to protect him from the tribunal, which will commence hearing on Monday, on his alleged failure to declare his assets as prescribed by law.
But Ribadu told the court on Friday that he was innocent of the charges against him.
In an affidavit filed in support of the originating summons, a deponent, Olusola Egbeyinka, averred that Ribadu was innocent of the charge as he duly declared his assets in line with the law.
Ribadu is also urging the court to hold that the CCT is not competent to try him because he is no longer a public officer even as the tribunal is not properly constituted.
At its last sitting on January 28, the CCT Chairman, Justice Constance Momoh, and Alhaji Muritala Adebayo, SAN, had threatened to issue a bench warrant for Ribadu‘s arrest if he did not appear at the next sitting.