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Onnoghen To File No-Case Submission On Asset Declaration Costs



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The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen can be submitting a no-case submission on the false belongings declaration prices in opposition to him by the federal authorities, according to THISDAY.

THISDAY studies that the no-case submission can be heard on March 29th.

That is coming after the federal authorities closed its case on Thursday, following testimonies by its witnesses that contradicted its earlier claims that Onnoghen may need corruptly amassed wealth means out of his earnings.

A number of social media studies had stated Onnoghen had tens of millions in Naira, {Dollars} and Kilos and scores of homes which he undeclared.

The studies got here across the time President Muhammadu Buharisuspended Onnoghen following a controversial ex parte order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) headed by Danladi Umar.

An official of Commonplace Chartered Financial institution, Ifeoma Okeagbue, FG’s third witness, confirmed to the tribunal that Onnoghen was granted a mortgage of $500,000 by the financial institution in January 2019.

Okeagbue, throughout cross-examination by Onnoghen’s counsel Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), stated Onnoghen had 5 accounts, confirmed ‎that those in euro, greenback, and pound sterling have been domiciliary accounts and never “overseas accounts,” as alleged.

She disclosed that as December 2018, one of many naira accounts has N2.6million whereas the opposite has N12.8million, the euro account as at December 2018, 10,187 euros, the kilos Sterling accounts as at December 2018, had 13,730 kilos and the greenback account as at January 2019 has $56, 878, THISDAY studies.

Awal Yakassai, a former CCB official, and FG’s second witness, stated that two belongings declaration types submitted by Onnoghen in 2016 haven’t but been verified.

Yakassai stated Onnoghen has solely 5 homes opposite to the allegation of 55.

The federal authorities, whose counsel is Aliyu Umar (SAN), closed its case after calling three out of the six witnesses listed for the trial.

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