Nigeria: Head of Anti-Graft Court Charged With Accepting Bribe
[All Africa] Judge Danladi Umar allegedly demanded 10 million nairas (€22,300; $27,800) from a suspect "for a favor to be afterward shown to him concerning the pending charge," according to court papers seen by various news outlets.
File under "Quis custodiet..."
The embattled Umar, who is the head of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), was also alleged to have received, through the intermediary of his assistant, the sum of 1.8 million nairas from the same accused in 2012 "in connection with the pending case before him."
Angry, but not surprised
Nigerians reacted angrily at the news of the corruption charges against one of the country's top judges.
"I'm not surprised about the corruption allegations against Danladi Umar. Corruption is like a tradition in the judiciary system," Mayowa Adebola, a resident in Lagos, told DW. "You don't have any reason to doubt corruption in the Code of Conduct Tribunal given their records, even though they have tried several high-profile corruption cases in the past," he added.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-05