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Premium Times: FG files Corruption Charges against CJN Walter Onnoghen over Asset Declaration



Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Federal Government has filed charges against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, accusing him of asset declaration offences.

According to Premium Times, the Code of Conduct Bureau filed six charges on January 10th, with trial expected to commence on January 14 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The report said that the government said it was only in 2016 after the controversial crackdown on judges that Onnoghen partially declared his asset, but still failed to declare a series of bank accounts, denominated in local and foreign currencies, linked to him.

The report added that charges appeared to have been triggered by one Anti-corruption and Research based Data Initiative which sent a petition against the CJN.

Read the full story on Premium Times.

See the charge sheet as obtained by Premium Times below:

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