FG returns charge dropped against Justice Ngwuta
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FG returns charge dropped against Justice Ngwuta

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The Federal Government has again amended the corruption charges it leveled against Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta before the Abuja Federal High Court.

Three amendments have been made to the charges initially filed against Ngwuta by the Federal Government in December 2016.

When the case came up on Tuesday, the lead prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde, told the court of the amendment in the charges.

Subsequently, the amended charges were read to the defendant, who pleaded not guilty to all 13 counts.

Meanwhile, only one additional count was made in the amended charges which is a count earlier removed in the previous amendment done in March this year.

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The count which the Federal Government re-introduced borders on the allegation that Justice Ngwuta provided false information to the Nigerian Immigration Service over his diplomatic passport with the purpose of procuring another one.

Other charges leveled against him include money laundering allegations of retention and concealment of various sums of money in local and foreign currencies, allegedly recovered from him during the raid by operatives of the Department of State Service on October 8, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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