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Tribunal threatens to vacate order suspending acting CAC chairperson

The Code of Conduct Tribunal said it may vacate the interim ordered granted on 27th December 2019, which led to the suspension of the acting registrar general of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Azuka Azinge.

A member of the panel, Julie Anabor made this known at the resumed sitting after counsel to the defendant had complained of not being aware of the order that lead to the suspension of the defendant.

The CCB had filed a 11 count charge of alleged abuse of office against Mrs Azinge. She was arraigned on December 23 and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The tribunal subsequently adjourned to 29th of January 2020. But rather than abide, the prosecution approached the tribunal on 27th December with an exparte motion seeking suspension of the defendant pending the conclusion of her trial at the CCT, which was granted as prayed. After the order, the tribunal, adjourned to 6th January for hearing of the motion on notice.

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At the resume sitting, counsel to the defendant, Abiodun Owonikoko informed the tribunal that they did not receive any process ordering them to appear before the tribunal today, as they were aware that the matter was adjourned to 29th January.

He said the notification for today sitting and the exparte order made by the CCT was gotten from various media platform. Mr Owonikoko noted that he has just been served with the motion on notice today at the tribunal.

He prayed the court for an adjournment enable the defendant react to the processes which was granted by the tribunal.

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