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Walter Onnoghen, the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, has reacted to the tribunal judgement banning him from public office.

Mr Onnoghen, accused of failing to declare some belongings traced to him was convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Thursday.

Walter Onnoghen, the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria

Walter Onnoghen, the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria

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Onnoghen Reacts To CCT Judgement Banning Him From Public Workplace
By Politics Occasions – April 18, 20190

Walter Onnoghen, embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Walter Onnoghen, the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, has reacted to the tribunal judgement banning him from public workplace.

Mr Onnoghen, accused of failing to declare some belongings traced to him was convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Thursday.

In convicting the highest jurist, the tribunal invoked the total provision of Part 23 of the code of conduct regulation which permits it to take away Mr Onnoghen from workplace.

When urged by the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, to react to the judgement of the offence of which he was discovered responsible of, Onnoghen stood up within the dock, bowed and easily replied, “No remark.”

After his reply, Mr Umar gave the ruling that he’s being prevented from holding public workplace for a length of ten (10) years including the belongings traced to him be forfeited to the federal authorities.

The defendant is hereby faraway from workplace because the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Chairman of the Nationwide Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Fee,” the choose stated.

“The defendant is hereby banned from holding public workplace for 10 years.

“The cash within the 5 accounts which the defendant has did not declare and disclose its supply is hereby confiscated, seized and forfeited to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria as the cash was acquired illegally and the defendant has did not adduce any proof how he acquired the cash,” the judgement learn.

The judgement comes weeks after Onnoghen willingly stepped down because the Chief Justice of the Federation after he was really useful for a obligatory retirement.

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