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EFCC Closes Case Against Suspended CJN Onnoghen



Appeal Court Gives Judgement On Onnoghen's Case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed its case of against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen at the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency rested its case after calling seven witnesses to testify against the suspended judge over alleged misconduct. It was learned on Sunday that Onnoghen has since opened his defence and called two witnesses on Wednesday, March 20.

“The EFCC has rested its case and Justice Onnoghen has opened his defence. With this, we expect that the NJC will soon end its investigation,” a source from the anti-graft agency that requested anonymity disclosed.

In its petition before the NJC, the EFCC, accused Onnoghen of having some suspicious lodgments of huge funds in his bank accounts.

The NJC had set up the five-man panel led by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice S.A. Akande, to investigate the petitions.

There are at least two petitions against each of Onnoghen and Muhammad to be heard by the Justice Akande-led panel.

Source: Naija News