Federal government bars Onnoghen from travelling, seizes passport

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Federal government bars Onnoghen from travelling, seizes passport

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Federal government has barred immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, from travelling out of the country.

The move may not be unconnected to a fresh probe into Onnoghen’s affairs. Onnoghen was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April.

An internal report issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service, stated that Onnoghen, his wife and daughter were attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana when they were accosted by immigration officers.

The report stated, “On November 11, 2019, retired Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana. He was in company with his wife, Nkoyo, and daughter.

“His passport, with number A50445233, was flagged because Justice Onnoghen’s name was on the watch list. The passport is currently in custody of the NIS.”

The senior officer told newsmen that the passport seized from Onnoghen was not a diplomatic passport but the ordinary green passport.

The immigration officer further disclosed that the directive to seize Onnoghen’s passport came from the Presidency.

“Justice Onnoghen will have to meet with the Presidency to know why his passport was seized. We are only following instructions,” the officer said.

Recall that in a judgment by the three-man bench led by Justice Stephen Adah, it was unanimously ruled that the CCT’s ex parte order breached the ex-CJN’s right to a fair hearing.

While reading the lead judgment, Justice Adah stated that the proceedings of the CCT shouldn’t have been conducted “in a shady or clandestine manoeuvre” the way the ex parte order was obtained by the prosecution.

However, the court said it could not upturn Onnoghen’s conviction since the trial had already taken place.

[NewsNaira]


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Emem Joy
9 months ago

They should leave walter


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Chijioke2020
9 months ago

That so interesting to do


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Ogidi Joseph
9 months ago

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I will amonge


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Esther Chinedu
9 months ago

Why will they do that


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Tor Isaac
9 months ago

They should have seized almost all the Nigerian leaders passport so our president can stay in one place


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Ekpo Ezekiel
9 months ago

Interesting to hear


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Habu Nuhso Eunice
9 months ago

For what now?


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Ubong Ufot
9 months ago

That's very unfortunate


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Tabita David
9 months ago

So many things are hapoening


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But why na.


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Mbata Chinonso
9 months ago

That's very interesting to hear,,


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Shaka Obuebhor
9 months ago

Lol.. So what now happened 


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Eze Lydia
9 months ago

Cease their passport especially our governments


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Salisu Auwal
9 months ago

I will among


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Nnah Harmony
9 months ago

Problem dey oo


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May be he's having a skeletons in his cobood


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left for me i will say all leaders passport should be siezed


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Garuba Mohammed
9 months ago

Feferal fc goverment


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federal govt bars onnoghen


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