9, November 2016
A court in Abuja has charged a Nigerian judge for money laundering and fraud in connection with an investigation against several judges for corruption. Sylvester Ngwuta reportedly a Supreme Court judge will be named and shamed in a historic corruption trial to begin soon.
Cameroon Concord News was reliably informed that nearly 35.4 million naira (111,995 dollars) was found during a raid by the secret service (DSS) at his home. According to the indictment, the judge had also made false statements to obtain four diplomatic passports from Nigerian immigration service.
Last month, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta and six other judges were arrested for corruption and released on bail after millions of naira and other currencies were discovered in their homes. Since coming to power, President Buhari decided to fight against corruption that has made the Federal Republic of Nigeria an international embarrassment.
By Sonne Peter