*He refused to appear before Bureau twice
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Prof Lawrence Dim, the Director General of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA), may be facing the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over his repeated refusal to appear before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over various allegations of fraud reported against him.
According to a third letter written to warn him against his refusal to appear before the CCB signed by S. I. Abu, Di is expected to appear on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 11:00am at the Conference Room of the CCB 5th Floor, Annex III of the Federal Secretariat.
www.gongnews.net would recall that there are allegations bordering on corruption, abuse of office etc against the DG with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), which had been buried by the anti-graft agency.
According to the letter from the CCB, “we are under the Presidency as a statutory anti-corruption agency established to prevent and control abuse of office and sundry practices through dedicated enforcement of the Code of Conduct for Public officers and other anti-corruption provisions of the Constitution.”
Pursuant to its mandate as enshrined in the 3rd Schedule, Paragraph 3(e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), you were previously invited to the Bureau on the 23rd December 2017 in connection with a petition against your person and your establishment.”
On your request, the invitation was re-scheduled for Tuesday 30th January 2018. However, you failed to honour the new date.
Intelligence reports also revealed that you are instrumental to stopping other invited officers from honouring our invitation. You may wish to not sir that the purpose of the invitation was to give you and your establishment the opportunity of fair hearing arising from ongoing investigations on your official conduct.
Kindly note that with reference to the powers of the Bureau as contained in the 3rd Schedule, Paragraph 3 (d & e) of the 1999 Constitution, failure to honour this last invitation will leave the Bureau no other option than file a case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal as required by the law without further correspondence.