False Assets Declaration: Onnoghen absent as CCT begins proceedings
All the senior lawyers are in court with their teeming juniors.
Meanwhile, a former Director of Public Prosecution in Kano State, Aliyu Umar (SAN), is going to lead the government prosecution’s team.
Umar was one of the senior lawyers appointed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), as part of what was meant to be the government’s prosecution team in 2016.
Umar led the government’s prosecution team that was to prosecute the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu for alleged forgery of Senate rules. The The Federal Government had slammed a six-count criminal charge against the CJN over his alleged refusal to declare his assets.
In a six-count charge filed earlier this week by officials of the CCB at the CCT in Abuja, Onnoghen was accused of failing to declare some assets allegedly traced to him, as required by law. Doosuur Iwambe -Abuja
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