I Was The First Person To Expose CJN Onnoghen Secret Accounts But EFCC Told Me To Shut Up, Sowore Reveals - AMEBO FEEDS BLOG


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I Was The First Person To Expose CJN Onnoghen Secret Accounts But EFCC Told Me To Shut Up, Sowore Reveals

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Founder of Sahara Reporters and the presidential candidate of the African  Action Congress(AAC), has stated that anti graft agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ignored him when he first exposed the Chief  Justice of Nigeria, Hon.Justice Walter Onnoghen over alleged unaccounted funds in secret accounts.

According to him, the EFCC shut him down for making such allegations.Sowore revealed this yesterday night while featuring at a town-hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates’, broadcast live on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) with the support of MacArthur Foundation. He was answering a question on how his administration would tackle corruption if elected.He explained that for any anti-corruption war to succeed, it must be fought indiscriminately.He said: “There must be consequences for people to know that it is not alright to be corrupt and still get a chieftaincy title.

“Look at the judiciary. Look, Nigeria has been playing around with corruption for a long time, but you know, as an individual, I have been fighting corruption for the last 12 years.The Chief Justice of Nigeria who is under trial now, I was the first person to put out his account that he has money that he cannot explain. Do you know what happened when I did it? The EFCC issued a statement that I was wrong. Now, when it is politically expedient, he is undergoing trial.” Onnoghen is currently being tried at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for fraudulent asset declaration, with latest revelation about his bank account detailing a series of dubious payments to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It will be recalled that it was earlier  reported that there  seems to be more to the allegations of fraudulent assets declaration charge against Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), as dectectives may have found more undeclared funds in his accounts.
According to a report by The Nation newspaper, detectives found “suspicious” transactions, including an $800,000 Standard Chartered Bank investment subscription.

Also found is $630,000 lodged in some of the accounts through what is described as “structured payments” in tranches of $10,000 each.Most of the lodgments, effected between 2012 and 2016, were undeclared in Justice Onnoghen’s assets declaration form, the sources claimed, pleading not to be named because of the “sensitivity” of the investigation.The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has restricted the operation of five accounts with about $3million.The accounts in the Standard Chartered Bank are USD No. 870001062650; Euro account No. 93001062686; Pound Sterling A/C No. 285001062679; e-Saver Savings (Naira) account No. 5001062693; and a  Naira A/C No. 0001062667.

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