Breaking: CCT convicts Onnoghen of breaching Code of Conduct

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Walter Onnoghen of breaching the Code of Conduct for Public Officers and banned him from holding public office in the next 10 years

The CCT had earlier held that it has the power to try the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), on charges of breach of code of conduct for public prosecution.

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

The Tribunal also 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 CCT also directed that all monies in the account under investigation will be seized and fortified to the Federal Government based on the fact that he failed to show the tribunal how he acquired the monies in that account

Onnoghen will also be removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria

Recall that Today’s Echo had reported that Walter Onnoghen has secretly resigned as the CJN after negotiation with the presidency, according to inside sources.

Media sources had also reported that Onnoghen’s retirement benefits in cash and kind will cost tax payers about N2.5 billion.

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