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Absence of tribunal chairman stalls ex-CAC Registrar’s trial


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The absence of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Umar Danladi, on Tuesday stalled trial of former Acting Registrar-General of Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Azuka Azinge.

Azinge is charged before the tribunal on Dec. 23, 2019 on 11 counts bordering on breach of the code of conduct for public officers.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no reason was given for the judge’s absence.

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Counsel in the matter was told by the tribunal officials that a date would be communicated to them.

NAN reports that Azinge is also accused of receiving allowances she was not entitled to as an acting Registrar-General of the CAC.

She pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her on December 23, 2019.

NAN reports that on December 28, 2019, the CCT ordered the suspension of Azinge, pending the conclusion of her trial on charges bordering on the breach of the code of conduct for public officers.

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