Onnoghen convicted by CCT, sacked as CJN
Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has been convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over a breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar said in his judgment;
“The defendant is hereby removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.
“The defendant is hereby banned from holding public office for 10 years.
“The money in the five accounts which the defendant has failed to declare and disclose its source is hereby confiscated, seized and forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria as the money was acquired illegally and the defendant has failed to adduce any evidence how he acquired the money.”