AGF Moves Against CJN, Directs His Accounts Be Frozen

There are indications that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has written the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) to block five bank accounts belonging to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The accounts according to the letter dated January 14th from the office of the AGF be frozen pending the conclusion of the CJN trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The letter is titled: “Re: Request for freezing of bank accounts subject to investigation and prosecution pursuant to Presidential Executive Order No: 6 of 5th July 2018 on the Preservation of Assets Connected with Corruption.”
It read in part: “I am directed by Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to request that you, pursuant to Executive Order 6 of 2018, forthwith restrict normal banking operations on certain accounts belonging to Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT/ABJ/1/19 – Federal Republic of Nigeria v Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel.
“These accounts are: Account number 5001062683 (euro) Standard Chartered Bank; 5001062683 (pounds); 0001062650 (dollar); 0010626667 (naira), and 5001062683 (naira).”
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is currently prosecuting the CJN before the CCT on alleged failure to declare the accounts.

Author: News Editor

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