The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has found Walter Onnoghen, who recently resigned as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), guilty of false declaration of assets in breach of the provisions of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for public officials.
Delivering its judgement earlier today, Naija News reports the three-man panel chaired by Danladi Umar, therefore, removed him from the office as Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of National Judicial Council (NJC).
Nigerians on Thursday took to Twitter to express their reactions to the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) slams guilty charge on Ex CJN Walter Onnoghen….
"You are guilty of False Declaration of Asset. You are a Fraudulent Public Officer"
We from the Niger Delta hereby donate the ex-cjn to the Igbos.. pic.twitter.com/gzGwCisuYd
— Unapologetic Buharist…. (@ogbogara1987) April 18, 2019
Ex Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen IS GUILTY – Says CCT ordered which went undeclared between 2009 and 2015,forfeit all monies in his accounts to NIgeria! Removed from office immediately and
Banned from holding public office for the next 10 years.
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak (@cbngov_akin1) April 18, 2019
"Yes I am in a position where I have access to funds, I'm just want to enrich myself and have enough for my children and their unborn children."
Take a look at the face of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Now everything is gone, including his integrity! pic.twitter.com/SUdVoO8SuA
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) April 18, 2019
The CCT chairman Danladi Umar that found Walter Onnoghen guilty & sacked him as CJN has a 10 million bribery case against him by the EFCC
Yet he's sitting comfortably as the CCT chairman
— Uche (@ubig1) April 18, 2019
Where are the PDP Governors and Secondus who threatened a massive showdown should Walter Onnoghen be convicted.??
— Allyoyedokun@gmail.com (@Allyoyedokungm1) April 18, 2019
ONNOGHEN convicted and banned from public office by the @Buhari administration. MAINA reinstated, then given double promotion and armed guards by the same Buhari government. Under Buhari, when EFCC see the broom they pass over to the next non @OfficialAPCNg member #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) April 18, 2019
Judges are afraid of the President,
Citizens are afraid of the President,
Legislators are afraid of the President,
Journalists are afraid of the President,
Activists are afraid of the President.
An atmosphere of fear envelopes the country.
Is it still a democracy or a tyranny?
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) April 18, 2019
Finally, former chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has been found guilty by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
After 3 years and 11 months in office, the Anti-corruption warrior has successfully fought one case of corruption out of many.
Well done, Baba slow motion.
— EnyEnE | #EndSars (@iamEnyene) April 18, 2019
This is good and bad news!It is good to know that the Chief Justice of Nigeria is adjudged guilty of false asset declaration. It is bad news because the Executive arm of government has no regard for separation of powers and the rule of law! CJN Onnoghen was harried out of office! https://t.co/SNqrSV6fqp
— Murtaza Micky Yusuf (@mickyj0j0) April 18, 2019
As the former Chief Justice of Nigeria is convicted in the Code of Conduct Tribunal….
Corruption Unlimited 0
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) April 18, 2019