Suspended CJN, Onnoghen: Matters Arising
According to the Nation Newspaper,It is being alleged that the suspension of the CJN, Walter Onnoghen has to do with these allegations.Onnoghen has the following:
1. Domiciliary Euro Account.
2. Domiciliary Dollar Account.
3. Domiciliary Pounds Sterling Account.
4. Domiciliary Naira Account.
5. 55 Houses within Abuja Metropolitan City
6. Also found is $630,000 lodged in some of the accounts through what is described as “structured payments” in tranches of $10,000 each. (Sahara Reporters)
– According to a report by The Nation newspaper, detectives found “suspicious” transactions, including an $800,000 Standard Chartered Bank investment subscription.
– ”Similarly structured payments of $10,000.00 amounting to $297,800.00, $50,000.00 and $36,000.00 were deposited in the account in 2013, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
– “There was also a credit of $121,116.00 into the account from 2014 to 2016 from Life Friend Plc. The payments were in four instalments, of $30,279.00 each. These payments suggest the suspect has investments.
– A payment at $482,966.00 from Alicia Redemption Pro and shortly after, $800,000.00 was invested in SCB Investment subscription. We are in the process of verifying these transactions.
– “Other suspicious transactions in the account are credit of $19,764.00 from Pur of Noble and seven (7) payments of $3,250.00, each amounting to $22,750.00 from Lloyds TSB.”
POUNDS STERLING ACCOUNT:
– On the pound sterling (GBP), the investigative team discovered “a self- transfer of £40,268.40 into the account on May 31, 2016″.
– “There were also self-deposits by the suspect of £49,760.00 from July 2015 to September 2016 but the balance as at September 30, 2016, was £108,348.00,” the report added.
– Regarding the Naira account, the report read: “The following highlights some of the suspicious activities in the account: A transfer of N41,262.000.00 ($260,000) was made from the dollar account. The money was used to make payment of N41million to Ad hoc Committee on the Sale of Federal Government Houses, suggesting that he bought a property with proceeds of the transfer;
“The only other significant transaction