Corruption: Nigeria’s Chief Justice Forced to Quit Office Immediately

There has been a major quake today in Nigeria as the Federal Government has forced the Chief Justice of the country Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to quit his office immediately.

Information available to the Nigeria Politics Online indicate that the Number one judge of the country is to face prosecution as from Monday before Justice Danladi Yakubu who heads the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.

He failed to declare his assets and he is also being accused of running domiciliary accounts.

The charges were based on fraudulent declaration of assets, and the trial is set to begin on January 14, 2019.

Mr Ibraheem Al-Hassan, the tribunal’s Head, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

The statement read: “Service of summons has been effected to the defendant. The three-man panel led by Justice Danladi Y. Umar, will commence the trial on Monday, 14th January, 2019 at its courtroom, situated at the headquarters, along Jabi Daki biyu, Saloman Lar way, Abuja, at about 10:00am.

“The application was filed yesterday by the operatives of CCB, dated 11st January, 2019 and signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq), containing 6 count charges all bothers on non declaration of asset.”

The six-count charge document, dated January 10, 2019 and signed on Janauary 11, 2019, listed offences against the judge, among which were his “failure to declare and submit a written declaration of all your assets and liabilities within the prescribed period of three (3) months after being sworn in as the justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the 8th day of June 2005 and you hereby contravened the provisions of section 15(1) of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act Cap c15 LFN 2004 and punishable under section 23(2) a, b and c of the same Act”.

 

 

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