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CCT quash charges against Justice Ngwuta

The Code and Conduct Tribunal Sitting in Abuja ruled that Justice Silvester Nwali Ngwuta, a serving Judge of the Supreme Court be discharged.

In a ruling, CCT said any allegation of official misconduct by a judge would first have to be referred to the National Judicial Council to the exclusion of any other body, court or Tribunal’.

The ruling read by a member of the Tribunal, Justice William A. Atedze on Tuesday stated that he was persuaded by the argument of the applicant which states that as a serving judicial officer, he (Ngwuta) was under the discipline of the National Judicial council, a body whose independence from external control or interference was constitutionally provided.

In 2016, Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, was brought before Justice Danladi Y. Umar led-Code of Conduct Tribunal for his refusal to declare his assets as public officer.

 

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