TRIBUNAL CONVICTS WALTER ONNOGHEN
sacks him as CJN and chairman of NJC
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has been today convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on account of false declaration of assets and also barred him for 10 years from holding any public office.
The Tribunal also ruled that Onnoghen is sacked as both CJN and chairman of NJC.
Justice Umar Danladi, who presided over the tribunal alongside two others, stated that the embattled CJN had breached the provision of CCT Act. Section 36, and ruled that Onnoghen had falsely declared his assets, hiding five acounts listed in the charge, of which he is to forfeit the money in the said accounts according to the ruling.
Despite Onnoghen’s attempts to stop his trial by the CCT, they ruled that they (CCT) were fully competent to hear the case and also that Onnoghen’s prosecution was in order.