By Ola Adeola
The Federal Government has arraigned Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, on Monday, for money laundering and other sundry charges.
Ngwuta is facing a 16-count charge, including allegedly transferring N505 Million “denominated in naira and US dollars” to a building contractor, Nwamba Linus Chukwuebuka, between January and May 2016.
The DSS claimed it stumbled on huge stacks of cash, including foreign currencies, in the home of the judge during a recent raid. The secret police also claimed two diplomatic passports were recovered from the judge, with different dates of birth.
During the hearing of the case at the Federal High Court, in Abuja, an application for the judge’s bail was moved by his counsel led by Kanu Agabi, senior advocate. The development led the trial judge Justice John Tsoho to stand down ruling till 12: 30 pm.