CCT arraigns ex-senator Onwe, former Bayelsa speaker in Abuja

CCT arraigns ex-senator Onwe, former Bayelsa speaker in Abuja

- The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says it has arraigned some former lawmakers including an ex-speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly

- The CCT explained that Emmanuel Onwe, a former senator and one of the arraigned, failed to return his assets declaration form when he should

- The others are alleged to have abused their offices while they held sway

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has arraigned Emmanuel Onwe, a former senator from Ebonyi state, southeastern Nigeria.

Also arraigned by the CCT are the former speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Friday Kombowei, and four others.

They were all docked in Abuja based on charges that they allegedly breached the code of conducts of their various offices.

Ibraheem Zakariya, the spokesperson of the CCT, confirmed the arraignment in a statement issued in the morning of Thursday, November 28.

According to the statement, Onwe, who also served as a commissioner in Ebonyi state faced charges for allegedly failing to return his assets declaration form when he was supposed to do so.

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Kombowei, on the other hand, was arraigned with the four others for allegedly abusing his office.

The CCT listed the four others arraigned as Aaron Timiye and Owudogu Edward, two former clerks; Thomas Tamaraodubo and Koroye Stephen, two former accountants.

All the defendants, according to the statement, pleaded not guilty upon arraignment.

Legit.ng earlier reported that in a case of alleged betrayal of trust, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned a man for reportedly defrauding his childhood friend and army general of $156.2 million and N80 million.

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It was learnt that Alhaji Yusha’u Mohammed Kebbe from Kaduna is facing charges before the state high court presided over by Justice Darius Khobo.

Kebbe, it is understood, was accused of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in an eight-count charge.

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