The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), sitting in Abuja on thursday

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has announced plans to commence the trial of a serving commissioner and 54 other public officials in Bauchi state.

A statement was issued to the effect on Wednesday by Ibraheem AL-Hassan, CCT spokesman.

AL-Hassan said the trial which is to be conducted from 24 to 27 April at the state high court, Bauchi, follows a case filed against the accused by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

He said those to be arraigned are both carreer and political office holders heading federal, state and local government agencies, operating in the state, including nine senior assistance operating from the office of secretary to the Bauchi state government.

“Others are three personnal assistance(sic) to the state governor, four Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agent personnel (NDLEA) officials, including a commander operating in the state, a chief superintendent of Nigerian Customs Service and eight police officers of different ranks in the state command,” the statement read.

He said during the period of the trial, the CCT would relocate to Bauchi “to bring justice to the doorstep of the defaulters.

“Also the itinerant session would serve as a means of reaching out to the state on the activities of the CCT which would bring deterrent to other public servants on the need for them to promptly declare their asset at when due.”

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