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CJN trial: Politicians, top public servants rush to declare assets

In order not to be caught in the web that had just entangled the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, top politicians, civil servants and many public officers have begun thronging the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in a bid to declare or update their assets, investigations by Saturday Telegraph has revealed.

New Telegraph correspondents had during the week noticed unusual visits to the Bureau by some aides of some big shots within the political class, prompting a check on the unusual activities.

The checks, however, revealed that the moves were propelled by the ongoing trial of the CJN over alleged non-declaration of assets.

Some of the aides of the top shots seen at the CCB confided in New Telegraph correspondent that fears and tension had gripped their principals, who had to resort to the latest step because they are afraid that the Federal Government may come after them using the same method.

New Telegraph, January 19, 2019

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