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Justice Onnoghe Rejects Tribunal’s Judgment, Goes For Appeal

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has rejected the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)’s judgment against him and has filed an appeal challenging the ruling.

Earlier in the day, Thursday, CCT convicted Justice Onnoghen after he was found guilty of refusing to declare his assets from June 2005 at the time he became a Justice of the Supreme Court up to December 2016.

Although Onnoghen reportedly resigned a few weeks after his trial at the tribunal began, the chairman of the tribunal, Dalnadi Umar said that he should be removed immediately.

He was also stripped of all benefits attached to former offices he held in addition to losing funds in five bank accounts traced to him and was barred from holding public office for ten years.

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