CCT Judgment: Saraki denies bribing Danladi Umar with $2 million claims Sowore demanded $1 Million | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has denied 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 yesterday.


Recall that the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday ruled that Saraki has no case to answer in the 18 charge of non-declaration of assets brought against him by the Federal Government.

The judgement has generated a lot of controversies and comments from Nigerians.

However, an report by an online news outlet, SaharaReporters, alleged that a cash payment of a whopping $2 million went to CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar.
The newspaper claimed that a source close to the CCT revealed to them how Saraki and his lawyer, former Attorney General Kanu Agabi, had worked relentlessly since Saraki hired him, with the objective of stopping the trial one way or another.

It 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 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.
The newspaper added that Saraki did not speak the words during the alleged transaction but showed the figure to Mr. Umar typed on his phone, fearing that if he said the figure out loud he could be recorded.

Reacting, however, Saraki’s media aide, Bankole Omishore, said that Chief Editor and owner of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore came up with the allegation after his demand of $1 million from his principal was turned down.

According to him, “That guy [Sowore] is a liar! That’s how he goes about causing confusions here and there with fake, indefensible reports.
“He told Saraki to give him $1 million which the senate President didn’t understand why he should give him such amount of money and what it was meant for.
“Refusal to give him $1 million led him to publishing reports he cannot defend. If he has anything tangible to back up his claims, let him present it to the appropriate quarters.”

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  1. Saraki should sue Sowore if hes sure of himself!!! We all know that He intimidated the judge!

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  2. You should also prove that Sowore demanded for $1m from you. And if you cannot give us a prove while you want Nigerians to believe you then we can as well believe that you gave $2m for a favorable judgement.

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  3. I called for a Thourugh investigation into this matter by a reasonable committee

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    1. That will be the best thing to do.. But will they do it and who is trusted here rondo and expose same? Sincerely these allegations of bribing, we all know that yes there must be but don't forget they would have preferred all their acts and you know what happens if you can't proof a case.... Dandaladi UMAR is a failure and should be removed and in fact why should be the only one to decide? Let them appeal the case

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  4. nigeria can only survive, if all the youth can focus on how to eradicate this our leaders. they are not for us.

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  5. DIVIDE MEANS FALLING!!!
    BUT UNITY IS POWER!!!
    HOW CAN YOU DRIVE THE UNSCRUPULOUS RULERS AWAY WHEN/WHERE BOTH AREWA & ODUDUWA YOUTHS ARE MISGUIDEDLY ISSUING SEPARATISTS' QUIT NOTICE TO THEIR SOUTH EASTERN COUNTERPARTS?
    A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND THE FORMIDABLE UNITY THAT EXISTS AMONG THE LOOTERS!
    I THEREFORE FRANKLY URGE NIGERIAN YOUTHS TO BE WISE & TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL IN THE GOVERNANCE OF OUR LAND.
    THIS IS THE APPOINTED TIME!
    NIGERIAN YOUTHS, UNITE & FIGHT IMPUNITY IN HIGH & LOW PLACES!!

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  6. Who expects Bukola to admit the bribery allegation even if he was caught in the very act he will deny it? I don't expect the best from a godless individual. The judgement was the human one what of the Divine one that cannot be appealed? His father who used 2 plots of land as parking space where is he today? He must have been eternally paying for his earthly misconducts by now.

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