CCT Convicts Former CJN Onnoghen, Bars Him from Holding Public Office for 10 Years

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday April 18, Convicted former Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen over false asset deceleration and barred him from holding public office for 10 years.

Onnoghen, who recently resigned as Chief Justice of Nigeria was found guilty of false declaration of assets in breach of the provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for public officials.

Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the three-man panel chaired by Danladi Umar said the prosecution proved Onnoghen’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Therefore, it convicted him and removed him from office as Chief Justice of Nigeria, as Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), and as Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).

It also said Onnoghen is to forfeit the money in his five bank domiciliary accounts that were not declared to the Nigerian Government because they were acquired illegally.

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