The Federal Government has filed a lawsuit of corruption charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
Onnoghen was elected as the CJN in March 2017, less than six months after the abodes of several top officers in the Judiciary were raided in an anti-corruption raid.
On January 10, 2019, the Nigerian government filed charges against the head of the country’s judicial arm, accusing him of asset declaration offences.
The FG has declared in 2016 after the raid on judges that the CJN only partially declared his asset, but still failed to declare a series of bank accounts at a Standard Chartered Bank branch in Abuja.
The government consequently filed six charges of non and fraudulent declaration of assets by Onnoghen, with the trial expected to commence on January 14 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
View the suit below: