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Suspended CJN Has Only Five Houses Not 55 – Witness


A witness called by the prosecution in the breach of Code of Conduct case filed against the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that the suspended CJN has only five houses as against the 55 listed against him in the charge sheet.

The witness, a former director of the Code of Conduct Bureau, also told the tribunal that Onnoghen’s Assets Declaration Form submitted many years ago, has not been verified by the bureau.

The second witness (PW3), a staff of Standard Chartered Bank, gave five accounts balances of Onnoghen as follows:

(1) 10,000 Euros

(2) 12,852,580 Naira

(3) 13,730 Pounds

(4) 2,656,019 Naira

(5) 56,878 Dollars.

These are against the alleged $3million his traducers nailed him for.

The PW3 also testified that the accounts in hard currencies are domiciliary accounts operated in Nigeria and not foreign accounts.

He added that most of the monies in the accounts are interests of reinvestment of monies by the bank.

The prosecution closed their case, while the case was adjourned to March 29, 2019 for adoption of written addresses.

The defence is pleading a no case submission.


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