This is an analysis of the confidence of prominent Nigerian public office holders at the Code of Conduct Tribunal while answering cases of financial crimes. The public office holders in the dock at different occasions
At different points in time former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Tinubu, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe appeared at the Code of conduct tribunal. Pictures of them at the tribunal went viral.
Godsday Orubebe and the Code of Conduct Tribunal
Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe was arraigned in November, 2015 before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on a four-count charge of corruption.
However, the inability of the federal government to present witnesses for the trial angered the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar.
Following an application by prosecuting Counsel Musa Usman for an adjournment to enable the prosecution invite witnesses for the trial, the judge expressed disappointment with the request and warned the prosecution to open its case on the next adjourned date.
Bukola Saraki and the Code of Conduct Tribunal
Bukola Saraki in September appeared before the code of conduct tribunal after he was charged with by the Code of Conduct Bureau with 13-counts of corruption.
In charge number ABT/01/15, dated September 11 and filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau Tribunal, Mr. Saraki was accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara state.
Asiwaju Tinubu and the code of conduct Tribunal
Bola Tinubu enjoying the comfort of the dock in style
In 2011 Asiwaju Tinubu Appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on corruption trial based on illegal operation of foreign accounts
The former governor was arraigned at the tribunal over allegations that he illegally operated 10 foreign accounts during his term in office as Lagos state governor between 1999 and 2007.
However, the three man tribunal dismissed the charges because it claimed the charges presented by the prosecution was defective and shoddy.