Few days ago, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal trended all over social media, for bad reasons. In a five-minute clip, the CCT Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar was seen assaulting a security guard, Sargwak at a plaza called Banex in Abuja, the country's capital. It began when the security guard did his job by informing Danladi Umar that he parked his car in a wrong position, which would obstruct other persons from driving into the plaza.
The CCT Chairman became infuriated and gave the security guard a beating he might not forget in a hurry. He also instructed those accompanying him to do the same and eventually got the security guard arrested. With the help of his manager and the Banex Plaza's lawyer, the security guard was set free.
Since this incident happened, Nigerians have reacted to this in an angry manner, calling for the immediate removal of the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, his arrest and prosecution at a law court. A group of Nigerians have taken this matter to the streets, as according to Sahara Reporters, members of the Pyrate Confraternity have organized a peaceful but strong protest in Abuja.
The members of the Confraternity have encamped around the Code of Conduct Tribunal building in Abuja, with several placards with the inscriptions "Say No To Elite Oppression", "Say No to Judicial Tyrants", "CCT Chairman Must Go", with all pointing to the removal of Justice Danladi Umar as the Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman. They also called for his arrest and prosecution, appealing to the National Assembly to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions to remove Danladi Umar from office.
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