The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN, Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

The CCT in addition barred the former CJN from holding or occupying any public office for the next ten years.

The Punch reports that the tribunal also ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare as part of his assets, to the Federal Government.

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