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Absence of Bayelsa Speaker, four others stalls arraignment at CCT

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The absence of the Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday in Abuja, stalled his arraignment on alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office charge.

Owudogu Edward, a serving Clerk, of the assembly and Koroye Stephen, serving accountant of the assembly were present in the court.

Former Clerk of assembly, Aaron Timiye and former Accountant, Thomas Tamaraodubo, facing similar charges were also absent.

Chairman of the tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar, adjourned the matter until June 18 for the definite arraignment of the suspects.

The tribunal on May 14, fixed May 22 for arraignment of the suspects.

The offence bordered on gross misconduct and abuse of office.

The offences are punishable under paragraph 18 (1) and (2) of the same constitution, and Sections 13 and 23 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act CAP C15 LFN 2004.

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