The new Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi
Yakubu Umar told the Economic Confidential that the tribunal would
speedy dispensation of Justice against unnecessary delays as well as
immediately adjudicate on cases brought before it.
According to Economic confidential, The
chairman of the tribunal disclosed this after the swearing-in by the
Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council
(NJC) Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu at the Supreme Court. Other members
of the Tribunal include Retired Justice Robert I.E. Odu and Barrister
Atedze W. Aguadza.
Justice Danladi is the youngest chairman to be
so appointed for the tribunal at the age of 40. The appointment of Hon.
Justice Umar which went through the nomination and recommendation of
National Judicial Council as well as Federal Judicial Service Commission
before the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan was to bring in
dynamism, vigour and energy of youthful leader to bear in dispensation
of justice after he had successfully served as acting chairman of the
tribunal before the recent confirmation.
Born on August 19, 1971
in Toro Local government of Bauchi State, Justice Danladi Umar, studied
Law at the University of Maiduguri before his call to the Nigeria Bar in
1993. He had practiced in various reputable chambers including Ayinde
Sani and Co, Ibrahim Umar and Co and Kanu Agabi and Associates before
joining the Federal Civil Service as Senior Legal Officer Federal
Ministry of Justice and later Assistant Legal Adviser in some ministries
including the Federal Capital Territory and Culture and Tourism
respectively. He was also a Chief Magistrate in Bauchi State
new Chairman of CCT, in the course of his studies and working career has
related and benefitted from the knowledge of highly respected
international legal and judicial officers and earned experience that
would enrich his position.
He hails from Toro local government area of Bauchi state and is married with children.
Code of Conduct Tribunal has the power to impose punishments ranging
from vacation of office and disqualification from holding any public
office of elected or appointed officers found guilty of contravening any
of the of the provisions of the Act, especially on misconduct and
corrupt practices. It also has the power to seize and forfeit to the
state of any property acquired in abuse or corruption of office.