CCT orders forfeiture of money in Onnoghen’s account

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday ordered the forfeiture of all money in the account of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, which he did not declare.

Delivering ruling, Justice Danladi Umar, also banned Onnoghen from holding any public office for ten years.

The CCT has ordered the removal of Onnoghen as CJN and as chairman National Judicial Council.

He was stripped off his post as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council and also the chairmanship of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

Besides, the CCT banned Justice Onnoghen who had voluntarily resigned on April 4, from holding any public office for the next 10 years. It equally ordered that all the monies that were found in five bank accounts that he allegedly failed to declare as part of his assets, be forfeited to FG.

Mr Umar who read the judgment held that Onnoghen’s failure to explain how he amassed “huge amounts of money in his accounts”, was an indication that the funds were acquired illegally.

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