Embattled Supreme Court Justice slammed with 15-count charge of fraud

Posted by News Express | 21 November 2016 | 1,647 times

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Embattled Justice Sylvester Ngwuta was on Monday morning slammed with a 15-count charge of money laundering, breach of professional ethics and forgery leveled against him by the Federal Government.

When the charges were read to him, the suspended Supreme Court Judge pleaded not guilty.

Attempt by his lawyer to ask for bail was rejected by the prosecutor, Mr Adeogun Philips, who said he had just been served and would need a short adjournment to respond.

With no objection by the defence lawyers, the trial judge, Justice James Tsoho, stood down the case by two hours.

Justice Ngwuta was one of the seven judges arrested after a DSS raid on the homes of High Court and Supreme Court judges across the country on October 8, 2016.

•Photo shows embattled Justice Ngwuta.

Source: News Express

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