CCT Convicts Three Civil Servants Over Failure To Declare Assets
The code of conduct tribunal in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced and convicted three staff of the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development for failure to submit written declarations of all their assets and liabilities within the prescribed period of three months
Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, in his judgment held that the court’s decision was hinged on the pleadings of guilt made by the defendants, Nuhudson Joshua, Ofuogu Dikede, and Faith Agu to the charges arising from non-assets declaration.
Umar went on to award the sum of n10, 000 fine each to be paid by Joshua and Dikede respectively within 30 days while Agu was fined n15, 000.
The chairman held that failure to remit the fines to the court within the stipulated days would cause the convicts to vacate their positions as federal government staff.
In all, a total of 10 out of the 33 civil servants listed for arraignments beginning from November 7 had their matters decided.
Others had their arraignments adjourned till February 21, 2018, as they were absent in court.
The defendants were from the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development, federal ministry of environment, Nigeria geological survey and national orientation agency (NOA).