A prosecution witness, Mr. Awal Yakassai, on Thursday, admitted before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, that the two assets declaration forms submitted over two years ago by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, have not been verified by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Testifying as the second prosecution witness in Onnoghen’s ongoing trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets, Yakassai a former CCB official, said the suspended CJN submitted two assets declaration forms on December 14, 2016.
The two CCB 1 Forms meant to cover for Onnoghen’s declarations for years 2014 and 2015, are the basis for the six counts of false, non-declaration of assets of which the suspended CJN is being prosecuted.
However, under cross-examination by Onnoghen’s lead defence lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), the witness, when shown the two forms, admitted that the columns for verification of the contents of the forms remained blank and unsigned.
– Mar. 21, 2019 @ 01:10 GMT |