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No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by PaChukwudi44: 12:03am On Jan 13
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Nigerian Supreme Court Judge on trial on charges of money laundering and passport fraud was freed on Friday by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.



Justice Ngwuta was among judicial officers whose houses were raided by operatives of Department of State Services in 2016.

He was subsequently arraigned in court on 13 counts charges of money laundering by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

Citing a previous ruling of Court of Appeal while dismissing the case, Justice John Tosho ruled that the pre-condition for instituting charges against a judicial officer were not met before Justice Ngwuta was brought to court.

The Lagos division of the court of appeal had in a ruling delivered on December 12, 2017 which was the ground for Justice Tosho’s Judgement, dismissed corruption charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC against a serving judge on the basis that a serving judge could not be investigated or prosecuted without being first disciplined by the National Judicial Council.

Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), who was Justice Ngwuta’s counsel argued that by virtue of the Court of Appeal's judgment, and the provision of section 158 subsection 1 and paragraph 21(cool of the third schedule of the constitution, the charges placed against his clients were incompetent.

He maintained that the complaints which formed the basis of the charges instituted against the Supreme Court judge should have been directed to the NJC which should have discipline Ngwuta, before the government can institute the charges.
http://saharareporters.com/2018/03/23/court-frees-supreme-court-justice-ngwuta-corruption-charges

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by PaChukwudi44: 12:04am On Jan 13
The CJN's planned trial without input from the NJC is dead on arrival

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by newbornmacho(m): 12:08am On Jan 13
Don't mind all the zombies too lazy to read.... I didn't know buhari was this scared of the election, it's like his handlers are seeing something they are not telling their zombies.

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by baralatie(m): 12:10am On Jan 13
PaChukwudi44:
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Nigerian Supreme Court Judge on trial on charges of money laundering and passport fraud was freed on Friday by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.



Justice Ngwuta was among judicial officers whose houses were raided by operatives of Department of State Services in 2016.

He was subsequently arraigned in court on 13 counts charges of money laundering by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

Citing a previous ruling of Court of Appeal while dismissing the case, Justice John Tosho ruled that the pre-condition for instituting charges against a judicial officer were not met before Justice Ngwuta was brought to court.

The Lagos division of the court of appeal had in a ruling delivered on December 12, 2017 which was the ground for Justice Tosho’s Judgement, dismissed corruption charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC against a serving judge on the basis that a serving judge could not be investigated or prosecuted without being first disciplined by the National Judicial Council.

Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), who was Justice Ngwuta’s counsel argued that by virtue of the Court of Appeal's judgment, and the provision of section 158 subsection 1 and paragraph 21(cool of the third schedule of the constitution, the charges placed against his clients were incompetent.

He maintained that the complaints which formed the basis of the charges instituted against the Supreme Court judge should have been directed to the NJC which should have discipline Ngwuta, before the government can institute the charges.
http://saharareporters.com/2018/03/23/court-frees-supreme-court-justice-ngwuta-corruption-charges
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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by sarrki(m): 12:11am On Jan 13
Chukwudi you love corrupt politicians

You are a paid Pdp agent
Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by Rednaxelot: 12:21am On Jan 13
sarrki:
Chukwudi you love corrupt politicians
You are a paid Pdp agent
You can do more than this to counter him

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by ORIENTATION101: 12:21am On Jan 13
Pa chuwkudi runing from pillar post ,creating multiple threads to resume duty of defending looters grin

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by asuustrike1: 12:54am On Jan 13
sarrki:
Chukwudi you love corrupt politicians

You are a paid Pdp agent
Is it APC that is not corrupt? How can useless party as APC accept former governor of Delta Emmanuel Uduaghan into their party?. undecided

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by Assist99: 1:18am On Jan 13
Poiltcs in nigeria is bad, y does dey created d laws dat are nt in the coostituson, evry1 is epual b4 d law. No diskriminason, we wont sum1 reedy 4 presidenship.
Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by Racoon(m): 3:45am On Jan 13
The Satanic APC Government have a hand in this failed shameful attempt to embarrass a supreme court judge & CJN with the sole aim of stampeding him out in order for the presidency cabal to instal their own willing stooge.

In their haste to damage the reputation of the revered judge them have ended up embarrassing themselves & the Nigerian nation.
Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by Racoon(m): 3:46am On Jan 13
sarrki:
Chukwudi you love corrupt politicians.You are a paid Pdp agent

Guess you're also a paid agent of this same govt that have not only shielded the likes of Maina, OUK,Lawal Babachir, Ganduje dollar bribe crook, Kemi Adeosun, Obono-Obla, Adebajo Shittu, etc from criminal prosecution but have long legalized their corruption.

Continue the hypocrisy and double standard.Karma knows how best to pay everyone back.

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Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by PaChukwudi44: 5:24am On Jan 13
sarrki:
Chukwudi you love corrupt politicians

You are a paid Pdp agent
Is that all you have to say?SMH
Re: No Judge Can Be Prosecuted Without The Njc-appeal Court by lordkush: 6:38am On Jan 13
Rednaxelot:
You can do more than this to counter him
don't expect too much from his likes

all they know is tribalism and eccentricities. surprised he dint even call op an ipob pig

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