Azuka Azinge, has been asked to step aside as the acting registrar-general of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over an alleged false declaration of asset.
The CAC boss who was arraigned before the tribunal on December 23 on an 11-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets, was also accused of receiving allowances she was not entitled to as an acting registrar-general of the agency.
Ibraheem Al-Hassan, CCT’s head of press and public relations confirmed that Azinge has been asked to step aside pending hearing and determination of motion filed before the tribunal by the federal government through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
“That defendant / respondent step aside as the Acting Registrar General of Corporate Affairs Commission over allegation of contravening provision of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act CAP C1 LFN 2004 pending the hearing and determination of Motion on notice dated on the 17th day of December, 2019,” the order read.
“That the Hon. Minister of Trade and Industry and the Chairman of the Board of Corporate Affairs Commissions pending the hearing and the determination of the motion on notice, dated and filed on the 17th day of December, 2019.”
It was further gathered that the case was adjourned till January 6.