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Onnoghen Sacked, Banned From Holding Public Office For 10 Years     

CCT slams Onnoghen with 10-year ban from public office.

Funsho Akinwale

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, on Thursday, sacked Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

He was also banned from holding any public office for 10 years.

The final judgement is coming on the heels of the six count charge bordering on breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers leveled against the embattled ex-CJN.

The Chairman of the CCT, in his final judgement, said “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 tribunal added, “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.”