CCT rules on Justice Ngwuta’s application March 21


The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday picked March 21 for ruling on the application filed by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, seeking the dismissal of false assets declaration charges against him.

The tribunal’s Chairman, Danladi Umar, had after taking arguments from the defence counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN), and that of the prosecution, Abeni Mohammed (SAN), stood down proceedings for 30 minutes.

But one hour after proceedings were stood down, a senior official of the tribunal announced that the ruling would no longer be available on Tuesday.

With the agreement of parties, the case has now been adjourned to March 21 for ruling.

Justice Ngwuta is standing trial on eight-count charge of false assets declaration filed on March 21, 2017 by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

He is accused of contravening the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal (CCB/T) Act for failing to declare some of his assets.

He is also accused of possessing 28 plots of land which he allegedly refused to declare to the CCB between June 2, 2011 and July 19, 2016.


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