Federal Government Files Corruption Charges Against The Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

1 year ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
(m) at 12-01-2019 05:18PM (1 year ago)

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The Code of Conduct Bureau has slammed corruption charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, PremiumTimes reports.

Walter Onnoghen became the Chief Justice in March 2017, less than six months after the homes of several federal judges, including those of the Supreme Court, were searched in an anti-corruption raid.

On January 10, 2019, the Nigerian government filed charges against the head of the country’s judicial arm, accusing him of asset declaration offences.

The government said it was only in 2016 after the controversial crackdown on judges that Mr Onnoghen partially declared his asset, but still failed to declare a series of bank accounts, denominated in local and foreign currencies, linked to him at a Standard Chartered Bank branch in Abuja.

The government consequently filed six charges of non and fraudulent declaration of assets by Mr Onnoghen, with trial expected to commence on January 14 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

ficull (m) at 12-01-2019 06:39PM
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olowoinlionsden (m) at 12-01-2019 07:41PM
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Nigeria We Hail Thee.  It was the Legislature that washed  their lining in Public when a crooked 'Mesujamba '  was hauled before a Code of Conduct Bureau.  It is now the turn of the Judiciary.  When Sai  Baba was sleeping too long enough over the ratification of the Appointment of this "My Lord", not many people realised that what the Elder sees with his sunken eyes sitting down,  a small boy on top of the highest mountain might not observe it.  It is good this action begins in earnest,  else if an "Atikulated " man comes on board (God forbid).  It would be Business As Usual. 
Sameola1 (m) at 12-01-2019 10:14PM
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I'll like to know how many people in government now actually fully declared their assets and why is this happening so close to the election?