Federal Government Slams CJN Walter Onnoghen With Fresh Criminal Allegations
CJN Walter Onnoghen Is In A Fresh Trouble
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation has sent a list of criminal allegations against CJN Walter Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council, ahead of the NJC’s emergency meeting today.
AfricPro News learnt that the petition contains a number of damaging allegations against CJN Walter Onnoghen, including bank statements and title deeds of properties said to have been traced as is belongings.
The figures involved, are said to be in billions of naira and several millions of dollars — as well as dozens of houses with his names
“The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) did not file these criminal allegations against the CJN Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct of Tribunal (CCT) because it is a separate issue from non-declaration of assets,” a senior official of the ministry said so.
“There have been questions about the legality of Cj Walter Onnoghen suspension by the president of Nigeria Mohammed Buhari, according to section 11 of the interpretations act states clearly that he who has the power to appoint also has the power to discipline. We are convinced the president acted within the laws of the land.
“Nevertheless, the more serious criminal allegations have now been fully investigated. These allegations pointed to so many unexplainable wealth.
The entire bundle has been sent to the NJC’s so that everybody body can do its job and allow CJ Walter Onnoghen to face is a criminal prosecution. That is a completely different matter from the case of non-declaration of assets before the CCT.”
Meanwhile, The National Judicial Council is expected to meet today (Tuesday) to deliberate on the controversial suspension of CJN Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Neither CJN Walter Onnoghen non-acting CJN Mohammed will be presiding over the NJC meeting today, AfricPro News Publication.