Can a Nigerian judge courageously convict a colleague?
Following the recent discharge of a judge of the National Industrial Court (NIC), Justice James Agbadu-Fishim by a Lagos High Court and a serving Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the question on whether a Nigerian judge can in all honesty convict a colleague has been thrown up. Assistant…
CCT discharges Ngwuta over false assets declaration
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has discharged Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta over false assets declaration charges brought against him by the Federal Government. Ngwuta had been arraigned in April last year on an eight-count charge bordering on alleged false and non-declaration of assets as a public officer. Upon pleading not guilty to the…
Court discharges Justice Ngwuta of money laundering charge
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday discharged a Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the 13-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Government in 2016. Deliveringa ruling, Justice John Tsoho held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. Tsoho also held that the condition precedent for charging a judicial…
‘Why we replaced Justice Ngwuta’s passport’
The prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Tanko Kutana, told the court that a new Passport was issued to the Justice by the Immigration on the conviction that he actually lost the first one.
‘Justice Ngwuta uses two international passports, birth dates’
Kutana, an immigration officer attached to the Benue State Command, was the third prosecution witness in the trial. The Federal Government had arraigned Ngwuta over allegation of money laundering and illegal possession of two passports.
Justice Ngwuta: Court, DSS disagree over actual amount tendered as exhibit
The Federal High Court, Abuja Division, has disagreed with the Department of State Security Services (DSS) over the exact amount of money admitted into evidence in the ongoing trial of the Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.
DSS tenders monies allegedly found in Justice Ngwuta’s house as evidence
The court ordered that the monies be deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Justice John Tsoho gave the order after admitting in evidence, nine bags and boxes containing the money.
FG amends charges against Justice Ngwuta
The Federal Government has again amended the corruption charges it preferred against justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
FG arraigns Supreme Court judge over alleged false assets declaration
A suspended Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta was on Thursday arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Abuja, on an amended 8-count charge of false assets declaration.
Court grants Supreme Court judge, Ngwuta, N100m bail
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday granted bail to Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Justice of the Supreme Court, charged with corruption and judicial misconduct.