CCT convicts Onnoghen, bars him for 10 years - Trends and Politics


Thursday, 18 April 2019

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bars him for 10 years


Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen has been found guilty of violation of the code of conduct for public officers by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was suspended in effect.
Danladi Umar,CCT Chairman, in a judgment on Thursday, held that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that Onnoghen is guilty.
CCT says it has jurisdiction to try Onnoghen who made false asset declaration by deliberately omitting to declare the five domiciliary accounts he maintained with Standard Chartered Bank, and in which huge deposits were found.
The tribunal after convicting him, ordered among others, his removal from office, barred him from holding public office for the next 10 years and confiscated the funds in the five accounts, which the tribunal said should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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