Posted on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 06:29 AM

Federal Government has ordered the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit NFIU to freeze the accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen,

According to Vangurad, The directive which was contained in a memo with Ref. No. HAGF/2019/E06/Vol.01, dated January 14 and addressed to the Director of the NFIU, emanated from office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.

It read: “I am directed by Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to request that you, pursuant to the Presidential Executive Order 6 of 2018, forthwith restrict normal banking operations on certain accounts belonging to Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT/ABJ/1/19, Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel).

 “These accounts are as follows: (a) Account No. 5001062686 (Euro) Standard Chartered Bank) (SCB) (b) Account No. 5001062679 (Pound Sterling) (SCB) (c)Account No. 0001062650 (Dollar) (SCB) (d)Account No. 0001062667 (Naira) (SCB), and (e) Account No. 5000162693 (Naira). 

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