CCT Sacks Onnoghen:
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, while reading the lead judgment ordered the immediate removal of Walter Onnoghen from office as the CJN.
CCT also stripped him of all earlier occupied offices, such as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (CNJC) and also the chairmanship of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (CFJSC).
The tribunal, therefore, ordered the forfeiture of the cash in the five (5) accounts which Walter Onnoghen allegedly refused to declare to the Federal Government.
Justice Onnoghen responded in the negative when asked if he had anything to comment.
Below is the ruling of the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT):
“1. The defendant is hereby removed as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and also as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council.
“2. That the defendant has also been banned from holding any public office in Nigeria for the next ten (10) years.
“3. That all monies in the five (5) accounts which were not declared by the defendant be confiscated, seized and forfeited to the federal government as they were all acquired illegally by the defendant.”