EFCC TRACES $30,000 DEPOSIT BY JOE AGI INTO JUSTICE WALTER ONNOGHEN’S ACCOUNT

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced a deposit of $30,000 by Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) into the bank account of Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

It has also emerged that Justice Onnoghen failed to disclose that he has an account at Heritage Bank in his asset declaration form, another violation of the code of conduct law.

Agi is one of the SANs defending Justice Onnoghen in his asset declaration case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

TheCable reports that Agi was also the guarantor when Justice Onnoghen opened the account at Standard Chartered Bank.

The report notes that the fresh allegations form part of the report sent by the EFCC to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for disciplinary action to be taken against Justice Onnoghen, who was suspended as CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Onnoghen is currently being tried by the CCT over allegations of non-declaration of some of his assets, though he has said it was an oversight.

He also said he made money from agriculture and forex investments.

The report says that they were informed by NJC that the $30,000 deposit was made sometime in 2009 while a series of “suspicious payments” were also traced to Justice Onnoghen’s accounts between 2011 and 2013 during elections petition cases.

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