According to Independent Newspapers Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen the Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has on Thursday been found guilty of violating the code of conduct for public officers by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
After the judgement, the former CJN Onnoghen became livid as he was visibly angry and lost his temper, it was also noticed that he could barely wait to discuss with his lawyers.
He was also seen attending to his orderly with a stern posture while he entered into his black jeep in quite a hurry.
Onnoghen was also sacked and barred from holding public office for ten years.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Danladi Umar, in the judgment which it rendered on Thursday, held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Onnoghen is guilty.
CCT stated that it was within its jurisdiction to try Onnoghen on the false asset declaration as he deliberately omitted the declaration of the five domiciliary accounts which he maintained with Standard Chartered Bank, and in which huge deposits were found.
The tribunal after convicting him, ordered among others, his removal from office, barred him from holding public office for the next 10 years and confiscated the funds in the five accounts, which the tribunal said should be forfeited to the Federal Government.
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