FG asks Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen to vacate office over his refusal to declare his assets, to be arraigned in court on Monday Jan 14th

FG asks Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen to vacate office over his refusal to declare his assets, to be arraigned in court on Monday Jan 14th

FG asks Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen to vacate office over his refusal to declare his assets, to be arraigned in court on Monday Jan 14th

The Federal Authorities has requested the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen to instantly vacate his exalted office as Head of the Nation’s judiciary over his alleged refusal to declare his belongings after assuming office in March 2017.

Vanguard studies that in a transfer to pressure Justice Onnoghen out of office, the Federal Authorities will on Monday January 14, 2019 arraign him earlier than the Justice Danladi Yakubu led- Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on expenses of failures to declare his belongings as required by legislation and for working Financial institution Domiciliary Overseas Forex Accounts.

The cost sheet was filed and served to the CJN at his official residence in Abuja yesterday Friday January 11th,  preparatory for his look on the tribunal. The Federal Authorities amongst others is accusing Justice Onnoghen of refusing to declare his belongings which is a breach of the supply of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.

Onnoghen has additionally being accused of sustaining Domiciliary foreign currency account which comprised {Dollars} Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account that are alleged to be opposite to related legal guidelines, particularly for public office holders.

Other than placing the Chief Justice in the dock on Monday, the movement on discover is to be filed in opposition to him praying the tribunal to order him to vacate office and recuse himself office in order to stop alleged interference in his arraignment and trial. The report says a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  names withheld, has been employed to symbolize the Federal authorities in court.

In the meantime, eminent attorneys have volunteered to symbolize Onnoghen in court.

Justice Onnoghen whose appointment suffered unprecedented delay by President Muhammadu Buhari over undisclosed points could be the primary CJN in Nigeria to be arraigned for legal expenses by the Federal Authorities. 

Onnoghen was sworn into office by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in March 2017.

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