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FG Docks Justice Ngwuta over Assets Declaration

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court was on Thursday arraigned by the Federal Government before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja over allegations bordering on false declaration of assets.

FG alleged that Justice Ngwuta did not inform the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) that he owned about 28 plots of land in the assets declaration form filled between June 2, 2011 and July 19, 2016.

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He was specifically accused of failing to declare to the CCB that he owned 22 plots of land at Chief Igwe Uga Avenue, Abakaliki, as well as failed to declare six plots of land at Frank Okoroafor Avenue, Abakaliki.

Other allegations was that the jurist failed to declare Peugeot Saloon with Vehicle No: VRG55513890295200 and Chassis No: VF34B5FV9BS069213, Registration No: ABC566RL and count five revealed that he failed to declare a Wrangler Jeep with Vehicle No: VRG55535620346898 and Chassis No: IJ4GA591581626734, Registration No: RSH526AJ.

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Also are three duplexes at Chinedu Ogah Avenue, Ntezi, Aba in Abakaliki he allegedly failed to declare while being a Justice of the Supreme Court.

FG further alleged that he engaged in purchase and sale of rice, palm oil and other related products, while being a Justice of the Supreme Court and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 of the Code Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, Cap C15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under Section 23(2) of the same Act.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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