CCT: Onnoghen Convicted, Banned 10 years From Holding Public Office

By: Oleka Reporters 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen on six counts of false declaration of assets and banned him from holding any public office for 10 years.

The tribunal headed by Danladi Umar directed that all monies in the account will be seized and fortified to the Federal Government based on the fact that he failed to show the tribunal how he acquired the monies in that account.

The tribunal said Mr Onnoghen acquired the funds fraudulently since he failed to show how the acquired the huge amount found in his accounts.

The tribunal invoked the full provision of Section 23 of the code of conduct law which allows it to remove Mr Onnoghen from office. It ordered that Mr Onnoghen should not return to the office in the next ten years.

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Onnoghen will be removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chairman of the National Judicial Council NJC.

Recall that Onnoghen had weeks earlier sent a notice of retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari in line with the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. 

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