FG Files Six-count Charge Against Supreme Court, Ngwuta

The Federal Government has filed a six count charge against Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.
The charge filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Tuesday, alleged that the Supreme Court laundered various sums of money which include N35.3m.
He was accused of retaining in his residence N35,358,000; $319,596 and £25,915.
Recall Justice Ngwuta was among the judges whose residences were raided by the operatives of the Department of State Services between October 7 and 8.
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation, which filed the charges on Tuesday, described the sums of money “as proceeds of unlawful activity”.
Apart from the money laundering charges, Justice Ngwuta is also accused of being in possession of two valid Diplomatic Passports, an offence said to be contrary to Section 10 (1) (a) of the Immigration Act 2015.
The Justice of the apex court is equally accused of “knowingly” making a false statement to the Passport Office concerning his date of birth for the purpose of procuring an additional Diplomatic Passport for himself in violation of Section 10 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act.
He is accused of submitting multiple application forms to one or more passport offices with the intention of obtaining multiple Diplomatic Passports for himself in violation of Section 10 (1) (d) of the Immigration Act 2015 and punishable under Section 10 (1) of the same Act.
No date has been fixed for the commencement of trial.

Author: News Editor

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