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Justice Ngwuta of Supreme Court to be arraigned November 21

18 November 2016, 16:35

Abuja - The Federal Government will on November 21 arraign a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before the Federal High Court in Abuja on charges of money laundering and others relating to violation of provisions of Immigration Act relating to obtaining of passports, Daily Post reports.

It was gathered that the court’s registrars, had on the instruction of the judge, issued and served notices for the arraignment scheduled to hold on Monday on parties to the suit.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution on Wednesday confirmed to our correspondent that it had received the court’s hearing notice.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice had on Wednesday amended the charges raising fresh allegations of money laundering involving N505m against him.

It was alleged that the sum of N505m was part of proceeds of Ngwuta's “unlawful” activities.

The Federal Government on Tuesday brought a 9-count charge of Money Laundering and Corruption against a Supreme Court judge , Justice Sylvester Ngwuta according to News24.

Ngwuta, his colleague, Justice Inyang Okoro and five other federal justices had been suspended on allegation of fraud.

The Department of State Services (DSS) between October 7 and 8 raided the homes of the judges where large sums of money were allegedly discovered.

- News 24

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