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FG Orders Freezing Of Walter Onnoghen’s Accounts




The federal government has ordered the freezing of the accounts of Attorney General of  the federation, Walter Onnoghen.

In a letter, the Attorney-General of the Federation asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the accounts of the CJN mmediately.

The letter dated Monday, January 14th with reference number HAGF/2019/E06/Vol.01,  srated that the order was in line with Executive Order 06 on the preservation of assets connected with corruption.

In the document signed by Abiodun Aikomo on behalf of the AGF, Onnoghen’s Dollar, Pounds, Euro and Naira accounts with Standard Chartered Bank were requested to be frozen.

The five accounts bearing Onnoghen’s name have the following numbers: 0001062650, 9300106268, 285001062679, 5001062683 and 0010626667.

The letter read in part

“I am directed by Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to request that you, pursuant to Executive Order 6 of 2018, forthwith restrict normal banking operations on certain accounts belonging to Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT/ABJ/1/19 – Federal Republic of Nigeria v Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel. These accounts are: Account number 5001062683 (euro) Standard Chartered Bank. 5001062683 (pounds) 0001062650 (dollar), 0010626667 (naira) and 5001062683 (naira).”.

Onnoghen is being accused of failing to declare the funds in the accounts in his asset declaration form when he assumed office in March 2017.

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