President Muhammadu Buhari has banned the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen from traveling out of the country and ordered his international passport seized.
This was said to have happened after Onnoghen was reportedly planning to flee from Nigeria to Ghana with his family. Reports have it that an internal statement issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service stated that Onnoghen, his wife and daughter were attempting the travel when they were accosted by immigration officers.
“On November 11, 2019, retired Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana. He was in company with his wife, Nkoyo, and daughter. His passport, with number A50445233, was flagged because Justice Onnoghen’s name was on the watch list. The passport is currently in custody of the NIS”, the statement reportedly reads. Read also: President Muhammadu Buhari Reveals He Relunctantly Dealt With CJN Onnoghen’s Case
The former CJN has been embattled by trials and conviction of not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April.Photos Credit: Getty