Trouble Brews in Code of Conduct Bureau as Commissioners Make Unbeliveable Move Against Chairman

Trouble Brews in Code of Conduct Bureau as Commissioners Make Unbeliveable Move Against Chairman

  • The chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mohammed Isah has been accused of some illegal activities by CCB's commissioners
  • Isah is also alleged to have diverted some of the funds mapped out for payment of allowances, impress and co-operative with the workers of the Bureau
  • According to the commissioner who wrote a petition to lawmakers of the National Assembly, Isah has continued to sweep high-profile cases scheduled for investigation under the carpet

Some commissioners of the Code of Conduct Bureau have accused the chairman, Mohammed Isah of alleged corruption and high-handedness.

Vanguard reports that the commissioner in a petition to lawmakers of the National Assembly accused the CCB chairman of being in contravention of provisions of the Act establishing the bureau.

The petition dated August 29, 2022, was signed by Emmanuel E. Attah; Professor Samuel F. Ogundare; Ehiozuwa J. Agbonayinma; Olayinka Balogun, CP, Retd and Barrister Ben Umeano.

Read also

How military ex-chief stole N4bn, purchased Abuja properties - ICPC spills

Code of Conduct Bureau, Muhammadu Buhari, corruption allegation, commissioners of CCB
Commissioners at the CCB have called for an investigation of the Bureau's chairman Mohammed Isah. Photo: Bashir Ahmad
Source: Twitter

It was addressed to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Patrick Akinyelure and his colleague in the House of Representatives, Ossa Ossai.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

A member of the Board of CCB, Sa’ad Abdullahi, the Majidadin of Gombe, was also said to have resigned his appointment, citing the crisis created by the chairman.

According to the commissioners, Isah single-handedly transferred staff out of various locations without reference to the board of the bureau while also bypassing members against the approved leadership organogram.

Alleged diversion of funds by the CCB chairman

In addition, the commissioners also alleged that Isah could not account for over N60 million of staff cooperative money and diverted allowances and impress due to workers of the bureau, among many others.

They also accused the chairman of throwing high-profile cases brought before the bureau are thrown under the carpet

Read also

President Buhari refuses to withdraw INEC REC nominees accused of corruption

The petition read in part:

”In order to cover up for his non-compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, the chairman fraudulently obtains a ‘Certificate of No Objection’ and alleges that the contracts in question are for security equipment.
"The so-called security equipment allegedly procured are not visible, while the internally generated revenues are uncounted for. Monies meant for monitoring, investigations, training, staff welfare have been diverted by the chairman for his personal use."

Court remands Oluomo for N2.4bn fraud, gives strict bail conditions

The speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, was remanded in EFCC custody pending the time he would meet up with some bail conditions.

Oluomo was asked to pay N300m, provide two sureties that are no less than level 16 in the federal civil servants and will submit their travel documents to the court.

The lawmaker was arraigned alongside the director of finance and clerk of the house, Oladayo Samuel and Taiwo Adeyemi, as co-defendants.

Read also

Sanwo-Olu to resign as governor? Disturbing allegations from 2019 emerge

Tension as EFCC arrests Oluomo at Lagos Airport earlier reported that the EFCC arrested Olakunle Oluomo, the Ogun state House of Assembly speaker, on Thursday morning at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Sources privy to the development revealed that Oluomo was arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency to answer questions bordering on money laundering.

Another source within the EFCC said that the commission has invited the Ogun assembly speaker several times but refused to honour the invitation.


Online view pixel