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Justice Ngwuta’s money DSS seized missing, Judge cries out



CCT frees Justice Ngwuta in false asset declaration case

Part of the N35million the Department of State Service (DSS) claimed it recovered from the home of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta is missing.

This was disclosed by the presiding judge, Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Federal High Court at the resumption of the trial of the Supreme Court judge, Ngwuta, who is facing money laundering charges, on Friday.

An investigator of the DSS, Mr. John Utazi, had on Thursdsy told the court that the total amount of local currencies it recovered from Ngwuta’s home was N35,358,000. He put the total of foreign currencies recovered at £35, 0915 (Pound Sterling), $319,096 (United States Dollars), R50 (South Africa Rand), €280 Euros, 380 United Arab Emirates Dirhams and 420 Gambian Dalasis.

But before the money, which counsel to the Federal government, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde tendered into evidence in nine bags and boxes, would be transferred to the Central Bank of Nigeria for safe-keeping, Justice Tsoho instructed for a recount of the money.

However, during the continuation of trail on the case on Friday, Justice Tsoho disclosed that N22,160. 00 was missing from the money.

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Court orders 9 bags, boxes of money recovered from Ngwuta deposited in CBN

The Federal Government had claimed that it submitted a total of N35,358,000, but the Judge said that after recounting it was discovered that the total of N35,335,840 was tendered before the court.

Ngwuta’s lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) was subsequently asked to cross-examine the witness, Mr. Utazi, the fifth prosecution witness in the matter.


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  1. Animashaun Ayodeji

    May 27, 2017 at 9:06 am

    This is funny ?, please how will corruption now leave Nigeria? When corruption trial I see still in progress, the money got missing, it’s really in sane

    • Amarachi Okoye

      May 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      they know them self i believe they know were the money is so they should stop acting this there corruption mind and bring out the money

  2. Anita Kingsley

    May 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    The case is now getting more complicated and twisted. Who stole the missing N22,160k? where the money was originally kept? No one can be trusted in this country.

    • Abeni Adebisi

      May 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

      The pbest people to ask how the money went missing are those securing it before, if they cannot give the whereabouts of the missing money, they should also be charged to court for theft!

      • Joy Madu

        May 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Dont say that it may be someone did it for a set up in other to implicate others who are there before


    May 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Release Ngwuta because this case is now baseless and DSS should even pay the man heavily for disgracing him with false allegations

    • yanju omotodun

      May 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      It’s not false accusations because the money were found in his house truly, so the case is not baseless

      • seyi jelili

        May 27, 2017 at 5:29 pm

        And who told you it was not the DSS that planted the monies there? The DSS is corrupt as well

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