The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday arraigned ex-senator, Emmanuel Onwe from Ebonyi State, a former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Friday Komboyein and four others in Abuja.
They are being charged on breach of code of conduct for public officers. In a statement by the CCT’s spokesman, Ibraheem Zakariya, it was revealed that Onwe (a former Commissioner in Ebonyi) was arraigned alone on a charge in which he was accused of refusing to return his asset declaration form at the appropriate time, Komboyein and others were arraigned on a separate charge in which they are accused of abusing their offices.
Those arraigned with the ex-Speaker are two former Clerks – Aaron Timiye and Owudogu Edward; and two other ex-Accountants – Thomas Tamaraodubo and Koroye Stephen.
According to the spokesman, all the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.