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CCT convicts Onnoghen, sacks him as CJN

Code of Conduct Tribunal
Code of Conduct Tribunal

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of the code of conduct for public officers.

Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN.

The tribunal stripped him of all offices earlier occupied, such as the chairman of the National Judicial Council and also the chairmanship of the federal judicial service commission.

The tribunal also ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare as part of his assets.

It also ordered the forfeiture of the money in the five accounts which Onnoghen failed to declare to the federal government.

Three punishments were imposed on him as the sentence for his offenses as charged. Although Onnoghen had been on suspension since the 25th  January and had reportedly resigned on April 4, the tribunal ordered his removal from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and also as the chairman of both the National Judicial Council and the Federal Judicial Service Commission

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