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Onnoghen convicted by CCT, to forfeit funds in 5 domiciliary accounts

Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen taking the oath of office before the President at the State House, Abuja

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, ruled that Onnoghen having found guilty of non asset declaration should forfeit the funds in the five accounts which he was accused of not declaring.

According to the CCT Onnoghen fraudulently acquired the funds in the account since he failed to show how the same amount was gotten.

Consequently, the Tribunal invoked the full provision of Section 23 of the Code of Conduct law which allows it to remove the CJN from office.

He is also banned from holding public office for the next ten years.

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Naija Buzz had reported that Onnoghen had weeks ago resigned from office following the conclusion of investigation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) which recommended his retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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