NBA Reacts To Alleged Unprofessional Conduct Involving Danladi Yakubu Umar (CCT Chairman), Vows To Take Necessary Actions

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The Bar has reacted to the show of power, displayed by the Chairman code of Conduct Tribunal, at Banex Plaza, in Wuse Abuja.

In the released by the National Publicity Secretary of the Dr. Rapulu Nduka, he noted the launch an investigation into the matter.

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The attention of the Bar Association (“”) has been drawn to the video making the rounds where the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (“CCT”) – Danladi Yakubu Umar Esq., was seen, together his security detail, allegedly assaulting a citizen at Banex Plaza, in Wuse Abuja. We understand this citizen turned out to be a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to the Plaza and who is reportedly hospitalised. The has also read the statement credited to the Head, Press and Relations of the CCT in response to the actions of Mr Umar.

The frowns at any display of naked power by a especially one who, by virtue of his high office, is expected to exhibit a high of conduct. The is all the more critical when it involves the head of an agency of government set up to ensure compliance, by officers, the code of conduct.

Further, as a member of the legal profession, Danladi Yakubu Umar Esq. is expected, by the extant rules regulate the conduct of legal practitioners in Nigeria, to maintain a high of professional conduct, and to engage in any conduct which is unbecoming of a member of the legal profession. Prima facie evidence available at the moment raise questions regarding whether such standards have been met.

In view of the foregoing, the NBA shall through its relevant Committee, investigate the circumstances leading to the altercation, and depending its findings, ensure that appropriate action is taken to address this occurrence.