Professor Femi Odekunle may have advertently dropped a hint about the private life of Danladi Umar, the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Umar has been in the public eye following his recent acquittal of Senator Bukola Saraki, president of Senate, for false assets declaration.
Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, while speaking at an event organised by the National Association of Seadogs (the Pyrates Confraternity), in Abuja on Saturday, allegedly linked Umar to hard drug use.
“It is said that he who comes to equity must come with clean hands. In this regard, I ask, what were the details and the resolution of the EFCC matter on Danladi Umar’s bribery case? I don’t know, I’m just asking. Does the DSS possess any information about Danladi Umar on the use or abuse of hard drugs?
“Is there any record that Danladi Umar had been driving and crashing his car under the influence? These are questions that I don’t know the answers to but I want you to investigate”, he said.
Odekunle also questioned the commitment of the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, senior advocate.
“Is the Attorney-General of the Federation, who is to lead the anti-corruption fight, going by the way things have been going in the past two years, as committed as others who could have done the job better?
“I have no answers but I believe if they are answered, it will give us an insight into the cause of our current dilemma in the fight against corruption,” he added.
The event was also attended by Prof. Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory panel. He spoke similarly about the tacky prosecution leading to loss of corruption cases.