The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen was laid to rest on Thursday following the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that convicted him.
Asked by the Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar if he had anything to say just before his conviction, Onnoghen stated ‘’no comment.’’.
Upon giving a ‘’no comment’’ submission, the CCT ruled in the six counts bordering on breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers preferred against the embattled ex-CJN.
Reading the judgment, Umar said, “The defendant is hereby removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.
“The defendant is hereby banned from holding public office for 10 years.”
The Tribunal added, “The money in the five accounts which the defendant has failed to declare and disclose its source is hereby confiscated, seized and forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria as the money was acquired illegally and the defendant has failed to adduce any evidence how he acquired the money.”