The Code of Con­duct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja, has slated April 20 for the federal government to arraign Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court on fresh 10-count corruption charge.
Justice Ngwuta will be docked before a two-man panel of the CCT to be headed by its Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar.
Head of Press & Public Relations at the tribunal, Mr. Ibraheem AL-Hassan confirmed in a state­ment on Wednesday that the embattled Jurist was served a copy of the CCT summons on Tuesday.
Specifically, Ngwuta who is facing another 18-count criminal charge before the Federal High Court in Abuja, was in the instant charge, ac­cused of engaging in pri­vate business as a public officer, contrary to Sec­tion 6(b) of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tri­bunal Act.
The FG alleged that he refused to declare his assets as a public officer contrary to Section 15 of the Code of Conduct Bu­reau Act, Cap C15 Laws of the Federation of Ni­geria 2004 and Punish­able under Section 23(2) of the same Act.
Part of the charges against him includes that “between 2nd June 2011 and 19th July 2016 while serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and within the Jurisdiction of this Hon­ourable Tribunal, you did make a false decla­ration of assets to the CCB when you failed to declare three duplexes at Chinedu Ogah Avenue, Ntezi, Aba in Abakaliki, while being a Justice of the Supreme Court.”
He was alleged to have between June 2, 2011 and July 19, 2016, while serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nige­ria made a false declara­tion to the CCB when he failed to declare 22 plots of land at Chief Igwe Uga Avenue, Abakaliki, as well as failed to de­clare six plots of land at Frank Okoroafor Avenue, Abakaliki.
Other allegations were that Ngwuta failed to declare Peugeot Sa­loon with Vehicle No: VRG55513890295200 and Chassis No: VF34B­5FV9BS069213, Registra­tion No: ABC566RL and count five revealed that he failed to declare a Wran­gler Jeep with Vehicle No: VRG55535620346898 and Chassis No: IJ­4GA591581626734, Reg­istration No: RSH526AJ.-The Authority