Onnoghen reacts to allegations of paying wife's travel allowance

Onnoghen reacts to allegations of paying wife's travel allowance

- Embattled CJN Walter Onnoghen has spoken about the travel allowance of his wife

- Onnoghen said report which claimed that he received any illegal travel payment is wrong

- According to him, there is provisions for spouses of CJN or Justices of the Supreme Court for any foreign trip

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has reacted to travel allowance allegation of his wife, claiming that the CJN or Justices of the Supreme Court are to attend conferences abroad with their spouses.

Recall that prior to the development, the embattled CJN was standing trial bordering on failure to declare some of his assets as stipulated by law.

He was suspended on January 25 by President Buhari to allow his trial to be fully activated before Justice Umar Danladi-led CCB. He was replaced by Justice Tank Mohammad in acting capacity.

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According to him, “I remember my first international conference when I joined the Supreme Court. It-was held in the Czech Republic and I attended it with the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mohammed Uwais, one of his wives and my dear wife. We flew British Airways.

''At that time, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and all Justices of the Supreme Court, traveled first class together with their spouses.

''At least, they were paid the amount for first class tickets though some may decide to save money by traveling Business or even Economy Class. No one ever questioned them nor required a refund of the difference.”

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Onnoghen said he was not guilty of any misconduct and urged the committee to dismiss the allegations against him. He also said claims he received any illegal travel payments from the protocol officer, Nwankwo, were wrong.

Recall that Legit.ng reported that the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, rested case in his ongoing trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets.

The development came on Wednesday, April 3, as a surprise after the defence lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), had indicated on Monday, April 1, that he would be calling two or three witnesses.

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