Presiding Judge, John Tsoho told the parties involved in the case that the prosecution had informed the court that the amount found at Justice Ngwuta’s house is N35, 358,849, but the total amount in one of the boxes tendered as evidence by the DSS which it claimed was found in Ngwuta’s house is N35,358,000.
The trial of Sylvester Ngwuta, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria,resumed on Wednesday, at the federal high court, Abuja, with the first prosecuting witness telling the court how Ngwuta paid him a total of N313 million for the construction of three sets of buildings in different areas in Ebonyi State, including Abakiliki the state’s capital.
The Federal Government has arraigned Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama on allegation of receiving bribes in the discharge of his duty as a judge.
Sylvester Ngwuta, a justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who is currently facing corruption charges, has pleaded with Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to grant him more time in order to adequately prepare his defence.
Justices Sidi Bage and Paul Galinje were on Thursday confirmed by the Nigerian Senate as justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, after President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded their names to the upper legislative chambers.
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, has granted a request sent by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF to arraign the Chief Registrar, as well as two other officials of the Supreme Court, on a nine-count charge of corruption and diversion of about N2.2bn belonging to the court.