Justice Ngwuta arraigns before CCT, gets bail on self-recognisance

The federal government has arraigned a justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, on mostly charges of false asset declaration before the code of conduct tribunal in Abuja.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta pleaded not guilty to the amended eight counts preferred against him by the office of the attorney-general of the federation.

Shortly after the defendant took his plea, his lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), applied orally that the justice of the apex court be granted bail in self-recognisance.

The tribunal headed by its Chairman, Danladi Umar, granted the bail application and fixed July 12 for commencement of trial.

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