Nige­ria’s chief jus­tice fac­ing as­sets charges

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - WORLD -

ABUJA: Nige­ria’s most se­nior judge has been charged with fail­ing to de­clare his as­sets, the Code of Con­duct Tri­bunal said on Satur­day.

Tri­bunal spokesman Ibra­heem Al-Has­san said the Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria, Wal­ter Sa­muel Nkanu Onnoghen, will appear be­fore a panel of three judges in Abuja on Mon­day.

“Ser­vice of sum­mons has been ef­fected on the de­fen­dant ... The ap­pli­ca­tion was filed yes­ter­day (Fri­day) ... con­tain­ing six charges all bor­der­ing on non­dec­la­ra­tion of as­sets,” he added in a state­ment.

No fur­ther given.

But PR Nige­ria, which pub­lishes gov­ern­ment press re­leases, said it al­legedly re­lated to sev­eral bank ac­counts in US dollars, eu­ros and ster­ling.

Un­der Nige­rian law, pub­lic of­fi­cials are bound to de­clare their as­sets and are not al­lowed to have bank ac­counts in for­eign cur­ren­cies.

The Code of Con­duct Tri­bunal is a spe­cial court of ethics which hears cases of al­leged non­dec­la­ra­tion or false dec­la­ra­tion of as­sets. — AFP de­tails were

In this file photo com­mu­nists and so­cial­ists lay down flow­ers at the Mon­u­ment for the So­cial­ists at Ber­lin’s Friedrichs­felde Cen­tral Ceme­tery to com­mem­o­rate the mur­der of Rosa Lux­em­burg and Karl Liebknecht. A mo­rose and deeply di­vided left party com­mem­o­rates in Ber­lin Rosa Lux­em­burg, a myth­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion­ary fig­ure mur­dered 100 years ago. — AFP photo

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