Court Orders The Arrest Of Code Of Conduct Bureau Chairman For Contempt Over El-Rufai’s Asset Declaration

Court Orders The Arrest Of Code Of Conduct Bureau Chairman For Contempt Over El-Rufai’s Asset Declaration

On Friday, a Kaduna State High Court issued a warrant of arrest
against the Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, for contempt.  

The warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Mario Mohammed after the chairman had ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Today’s publishing Company Limited, and one other.  

A warrant form obtained directed that police personnel and
authorities should arrest the CCB Chairman and produce him before the
court on Feb. 13, 2019. Earlier, Today Publishing company, the publisher
of The Union Newspapers had filed application requesting the court to
subpoena CCB Chairman to produce assets declaration of El-Rufai in court
after several failed efforts it made to obtain it from the CCB.  

Justice Mohammed granted the approval based on the application filed
by Counsel to The Union Newspapers, Mr J.N. Egwuonwu (SAN), during the
continuation of defence at previous sitting.  

Egwuonwu represented by Hiifan Andrew Abuul had written application
to the court to Subpoena CCB to tender the asset declaration of the
Governor before the court.