Justice Walter Onnghen finally disclosed how he got foreign currencies in his Domiciliary Accounts

– Suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen has finally opened up on how he got foreign currencies in his domiciliary account

– He disclosed that it includes money from FOREX Trading and other investment

The suspended Chief Judge of Nigeria CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen in a recent statement he made in a Cautionary Statement Form filed at the Department of Intelligence Investigation and Monitoring Code of Conduct Bureau CCB in Abuja has opened up on how he got foreign currencies in his Domiciliary account.

Justice Walter Onnoghen said the foreign exchange in his account were from trading in FOREX and other investment.

He said, “the deposits made in my US Dollar account No. 87000106250 with STD. Chartered Bank of $10,000 at different intervals of June 28, 2011 were sourced partly from my reserve and saving from my estacodes, including medical expenses.  

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“The same applies to my deposit of July 28, 2011, of $10,000 twice. It is important to state that prior to my opening the US dollar account, I had foreign currency, which I kept at home, due to the fact that there existed a government that proscribed the operation of foreign currency account by public officers including judicial officers.”

He made it known he opened the said account when he got to know that the policy had changed.

Justice Walter Onnoghen stated that upon opening the account he was made to know that he is not allowed to pay in more than $10,000 at a time and per payment slip. 

He said, “I  cannot remember the  total amount I had on reserve at the time, but it spread from my practice days as a private legal practitioner from 1979 to 1989. 

“Some of the deposits are a result of forex trading, AGRICODE, and other investment returns were from proceeds of my investments into them.  The withdrawals in the account are partly to pay children’s fees, upkeep abroad and further investments.  My British pound and euro accounts with Chartered Standard Bank are savings accounts.”

The trial of Justice Walter Onnoghen with the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT is expected to continue on Monday, 4th of February.

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