By Biola Adebayo
The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN, Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.
Delivering the lead judgment, the tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare as part of his assets.
The tribunal said the accused was tried as a public officer and not a judicial officer hence there is no need for recourse to the National Judicial Council.
The tribunal similarly ordered the forfeiture of the money in the five accounts which Onnoghen allegedly failed to declare, to the Federal Government.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) then banned him from holding any public office for 10 years.