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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Justice Ngwuta arraigned before CCT, granted bail

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Justice of the Supreme Court was on Thursday arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on 8-count charges, mostly for false declaration of assets.

Ngwuta pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

His lawyer, Kanu Agabi applied for his bail in self-recognisance.




The request was not opposed by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Umar Muhammed, who is the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation.

The tribunal headed by its Chairman, Danladi Umar, granted the bail application and fixed July 12 for commencement of trial.

Ngwuta is currently undergoing separate trial for money laundering and passport fraud charges preferred against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation before a Federal High Court in Abuja.



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