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Asset declaration: Ribadu challenges C-of-C bureau

ABUJA—Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who is standing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja, has requested from the Code of Conduct Bureau, a Certified True Copy of his Asset Declaration Forms, which he allegedly submitted on March 14, 2003.

Ribadu’s counsel, Mr Femi Falana, in the request said, the CCB, “as you are no doubt aware our client declared his assets upon assumption of office as the Chairman of the EFCC on March 14, 2003, in strict compliance with the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

“Although our client was not formally removed as the EFCC Chairman by the President, he declared his Assets on December 1, 2008 upon the completion of the Management Course at Kuru. In the circumstances, we have our client’s instructions to request for CTC of the said Asset Declaration Forms which were  submitted to your office at the aforesaid dates.

It will be appreciated if you can urgently attend to this application to facilitate the preparation of our client’s defence in respect of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal which has been fixed for 0ctober 2, 2009″,  he added.


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