Asset Declaration: INEC Chairman To Appear In Court.
The reappointed Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has been taken before a Federal High Court in Abuja over his asset declaration.
In an ex parte motion filed by his lawyer, E. C. Muokwudo, the plaintiff, Emmanuel Agonsi, asked the court to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to produce the asset declaration form belonging to the INEC boss.
The plaintiff further prayed the court to declare that the refusal of CCB to respond or comply with his request is unlawful.
He informed the court that he has written a letter to the CCB, seeking Yakubu’s asset declaration form as well as that of his children.
Agonsi wants details of Yakubu’s assets between 2007 and 2012 when he held office as executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), and as INEC chairman between 2015 and 2020.
He further urged the court to order the CCB to furnish him with information about all the properties, assets and liabilities of Yakubu’s unmarried adult children submitted to the CCB for the period covered.