Senate probe into ex-CJN Tanko’s corruption allegation commences after Sallah

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The Senate will, after Sallah, launch a probe into the activities of the immediate former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, when he was in office.

The upper chamber had on Tuesday ordered the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to probe Muhammad following allegations of corruption before he retired on health ground last week.

The PUNCH reports that the clerk of the committee, Fatima Jiddum, said the framework of the committee was still skeletal and that the full work would commence when the senators returned from their Sallah recess.

She said, “There is no information on the probe yet because right now, we are not doing anything. When they resume, we will know how to go about it. As it stands, we haven’t concluded on the framework yet.

“So, for now, there is no information to share. Once the committee commences work, the information would be made public. If there is other information, the chairman of the committee will make them available,” she added.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment on investigation on the activities of the ex-CJN, saying, “You know we don’t make announcements about what we do.”

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