The Federal Authorities has requested the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen to right away vacate his exalted workplace as Head of the Nation’s judiciary over his alleged refusal to declare his belongings after assuming workplace in March 2017.
Vanguard studies that in a transfer to drive Justice Onnoghen out of workplace, 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 fees of failures to declare his belongings as required by legislation and for working Financial institution Domiciliary International Foreign money 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 exchange account which comprised Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account that are alleged to be opposite to related legal guidelines, particularly for public workplace holders.
Aside from placing the Chief Justice within the dock on Monday, the movement on discover is to be filed in opposition to him praying the tribunal to order him to vacate workplace and recuse himself workplace in order to forestall 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 docket.
In the meantime, eminent attorneys have volunteered to symbolize Onnoghen in court docket.
Justice Onnoghen whose appointment suffered unprecedented delay by President Muhammadu Buhari over undisclosed points will be the first CJN in Nigeria to be arraigned for felony fees by the Federal Authorities.
Onnoghen was sworn into workplace by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in March 2017.