Onnoghen accuses CCT of shunning procedures in instituting asset declaration case

Justice Walter Onnoghen

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of not following its set Standard Operation Procedures in instituting asset declaration case against him.

Onnoghen said this on Friday as trial resumed for the day.

Onnoghen is being accused of non-declaration of assets from June 2005 when he became a Justice of the Supreme Court till December 2016.

He is also accused of false declaration of assets, after allegedly failing to include some domiciliary accounts managed by Standard Chartered Bank.

Onnoghen had omitted the accounts, which were created in 2011 to ease transfer of foreign currencies, while filing one of two forms filled on December 14, 2016.