Nigerian Govt arraigns Supreme Court judge for false asset declaration

Supreme Court of Nigeria
Supreme Court of Nigeria

A Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, was on Thursday arraigned on an eight-count charge of false declaration of asset.

Mr. Ngwuta, who is also facing fraud charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja, was arraigned by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja.

He pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges.

Consequently, the Director of Public Prosecution, Mohammed Umar, who represented the Nigerian government asked the court for an adjournment to allow him present his witnesses.

The defence counsel, Kanu Agabi did not object to the request for adjournment and so the case was adjourned till July 5 for trial.


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  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Because of nature of their work, as well as its associated responsibilities, corrupt Judges like Ngwuta, Adeniyi Ademola, Ofili-Ajumogobia, AbdulKafarati, Auta and co. ought to be made to face firing squads. Criminals should not be sitting in judgement over other criminals.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Being a supreme court justice, does not exempt an indicted supreme court justice Sylvester Ngwuta, from facing corruption charges once there is evidence to prove the charges against him.Also, if justice Ngwuta, is convicted he must be expelled from the supreme court and disbarred from the bench.There are so many of justice Sylvester Ngwuta,s ilk in the supreme court,Federal high courts and among the learned practicing lawyers all over Nigeria.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Why an adjournment for 3 months instead of the maximum period of 2 weeks prescribed by ACJA law? The same unduly long and fictitious adjournments has virtually watered down Saraki’s case at the ICT. Is the ICT being subdued by the powerful corruption cabal? Just thinking aloud.

  • Madam Edith


    Justice Sylvester Ngwuta’s phito above looks somehow. The man doesn’t look like Judge to me.

    He looks very rough and local, just like a village gin seller, or maybe a hunter, but not a Judge.

    • Muhammad Kabir

      This was an uncharitable assessment of the person of a judge. I think he needs to be treated with decorum and respect.

  • No-Comment

    “I think the suspensions are inevitable, and in my view, they are a journey to total disengagement.
    The SGF is a top member of the administration. He should have known that for him to award a contract
    to his own company is absolutely prohibited by the Code of Conduct and the Constitution. What he was

    doing was illegal and unconstitutional. The worse is that he didn’t even award the contract for relevant activity

    such as for food, rather it was for grass cutting, which is totally unrelated to the needs of this people for very
    basic life-saving materials.

    This one of Osborne Towers cash is even worse in my view. How can you hold over $40million of state money
    in a private apartment, without the knowledge of the head of state to whom you’re responsible? So they’ve turned themselves into a government of their own. They didn’t inform the present administration that they got this money

    from the Jonathan administration and this is what it was meant for and this is what is left. Once they didn’t do that,

    then they were all on a criminal conduct which should lead to what has happened now. It’s very clear that they
    intended to convert it to their private use. That’s why I said everything is inevitable.”

    ……………..Professor Itse Sagay

    (Legal Adviser to President Buhari)

    APRIL 20TH, 2017

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    Apostle Suleman, I could not comment under the Otobo story. It looks that there is ?technical error under the story about you being sued for $5 million in Canada! (No access to disqus under the story)
    ‘E be like say water don pass gari’!

    • paul irumundomon

      They go to the same church, that won’t stall the hearing in Canada. They went to her mother, to appear in his church to denounce her, she was either paif or threatened, which was greater, how would she know if her daughter lied, when she did not play any role in the love triangle, that is how religions has taken nigeria, on the wrong side of religious history.

      You know Nigerians are very good in deceptions and lies, one is at play here. Churches in Nigeria, are more lucrative to run, than to run an oil bunkering, and cocain business in Colombia..
      Oyakhilomen and his estranged wife, took the same turn, until she too sued where the rule of laws works. All those fake disciples of branches of all the fake churches in nigeria, will soon begin to preach fake verses, when you name their limited liability church owners. Nigeria is a zoo, full of people, who are supposed to be animals in the bushes, but they now wear clothes because of high doses of opioid(frauds&deceptions)