Court Stop Federal Govt From Freezing Onnoghen’s Accounts – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has banned the Nigerian authority from freezing the bank accounts of Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), aside from there is a court order requesting it to do as such.
Onnoghen is standing legal proceeding before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over accusations of a false assertion of properties.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu conceded the request on Monday, on an ex parte motion, recorded by the Legal Defense and Assistance Project Ltd/GTE.
Justice Ojukwu stated: “The Attorney General of the Federation must obtain a court order before freezing the accounts of Justice Onnoghen Walter.”
“That where it is shown that the order of court was obtained before the freezing of the accounts contained in Exhibit B, the freezing order shall remain valid.”
The judge postponed the issue till February 13, 2019, while requesting the accused to be served before the next postponement.
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