Bank Releases Account Balance on Suspended Walter Onnoghen

An official of Standard Chartered Bank identified as Ifeoma Okeagbue earlier today gave details of the balances on the five different accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria identified as Walter Onnoghen, to the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

According to reports, Okeagbue, who is Team Leader, Priority Banking, as well as Onnoghen’s Relationship Manager at the branch of the bank in Wuse II, Abuja, said all the bank accounts were still active as at the time of filing this report.

While giving his testimony as the third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the suspended CJN on charges of false and non-declaration of assets, Okeagbue made it clear that the accounts, opened separately between 2009 and 2010, were in euro, pound, dollar and naira denominations respectively.

Also leading in evidence by the prosecuting counsel identified as Aliyu Umar (SAN), Okeagbue also added that the euro and the pounds accounts were savings, the dollar account was current, while the two other accounts were in naira denominations, with one being savings account and the other current.

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Reading from the statements of the accounts earlier admitted as exhibits, Okeagbue stated,

“On the account 5001062686, the opening balance in January 2018 was €30,178.58.

As at December 2018, the balance was €10,187.18.

On account 5001062693, at January 2018, it was with opening balance of N6,411,312.77. At December 2018, the balance was N12,852,580.52

“On account 5001062679, the opening balance as at January 2018 was £39,456.08 and by December 2018 the balance was £13,730.70. 

“On account 0001062667, the opening balance as at January 2018 was N24,280,904 and as at December 2018, the balance was N2,656,019.21.

“On account 0001062650, as of January 2018, the opening balance was $80,824.25, and by January 2019, the balance was $56,878.”

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