Walter Onnoghen: Nigerians react to CCT judgement

Walter Onnoghen: Nigerians react to CCT judgement

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday, April 18, found the embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen guilty of the charges of false and non-declaration of assets preferred against him.

He was found guilty of all the charges leveled against him.

The CCT in its ruling said partial admittance of forgetting to declare asset by the defendant is enough evidence and that the tribunal has carefully scrutinised all the evidence before it and can say that the defendant is in clear breach of the CCB Act.

The CCT said it came to its conclusion that the defendant carefully omitted declaration of his asset in his CCB form 1 after its scrutiny.

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Following the verdict, Nigerians have commended the President Buhari-led administration and asked that such probe be extended to politicians.

A twitter user, Benjamin says probing and convicting corrupt politicians should be Buhari's "Next Level" agenda.

Another Nigerian wants the "Onnoghen treatment" to be extended across board.

Others are of the opinion that the trial of the former CJN was just a witch-hunting move.

Legit.ng also earlier reported that the CCT ruled that it has the jurisdiction to allow the trial of Onnoghen.

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The tribunal (CCT) chairman, Umar Danladi, announced the ruling on Thursday, April 18, as part of the trial of the embattled former CJN.

Onnoghen is being tried by the federal government for alleged false declaration of assets. He had argued that he could not be tried at the CCT without a review by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

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