Ex-CJN Walter Onnoghen
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Justices Walter Onnoghen’s controversial exit followed a petition against him by one Dennis Aghanya for not properly declaring his assets as required by the law.
A section of the public had claimed that the initial suspension of Onoghen, who was nominated for the position in October, 2016 and confirmed in March, 2017 by the Presidency, was greeted with public outcry because he was the first Niger Delta indigene that would occupy the office of the CJN after Justice Ayo Irikefe of blessed memory, who was the CJN in 1987.
His suspension followed an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) where he was arraigned in January.
The former CJN eventually resigned from office in April after he was convicted by CCT, albeit, he was billed to vacate office in December 2022 when he would clock 70.
He was also barred from travelling in November after his international passport was seized by the country’s immigration service…