The trial of 50 public officers who allegedly breached the code of conduct ethics, in Akwa Ibom will take place between Dec. 6 and Dec. 9.
This was disclosed by Mr Danladi Umar, Chairman, The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) , in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the defendants comprise of ex-Special Advisers and Local Government Councillors that served between 2008 and 2009.
“The tribunal’s itinerant session helps to clear up backlogs of cases in the zone within the period of the session.
“It also makes legal services at the door step of the defaulters, particularly the low-ranking public officers and as well serves as a means of publicising the activities of the tribunal within the zone.
“The essence is to further strengthen the relationship between CCT and the hosting state, whose infrastructure and other logistics would be used for the session,’’ he said.
The tribunal is the enforcement and disciplinary arm of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
All public officers in the Federal, State and Local Government levels are compelled by the Act of the bureau to declare their assets within the period of engagement.
The tribunal recently convicted the former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, for breaching CCB Act, while the trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the tribunal is ongoing.