EFCC has traced a deposit of “$30,000” by Joe Agi, a senior advocate, into the bank account of Walter Onnoghen, Hmmm.
It has appear that Onnoghen has also failed to show off his account with Heritage Bank in his asset declaration form; state another violation of the code of conduct law.
Agi is one of the senior advocates defending Onnoghen in his asset declaration case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
It was informed that Agi was also the guarantor when the justice opened the account at Standard Chartered Bank.
The fresh allegations form part of the report sent by the EFCC to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for disciplinary action to be taken against Onnoghen, who has been suspended as CJN by President Buhari.
Buhari said that he is only acting on an order issued by the CCT, although observers have accused him of not following due process in his action.
Onnoghen is currently being tried by the CCT over allegations of non-declaration of some of his assets, although he said it was an oversight.
He also said he made money from agriculture and forex investments.
that the $30,000 deposit was made sometime in 2009 while a series of suspicious payments were also traced to Onnoghen’s accounts between 2011 and 2013 during elections petition cases.
In a earlier case, which was eventually dismissed, Agi’s firm, Messrs Joe Odey Agi, reportedly paid a total of N160 million to the account of Adeniyi Adetokunbo Ademola, a justice of the federal high court.
The case filed against him for gratification was dismissed on technical grounds, although many lawyers argued that it was a professional misconduct which should have been punished by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee.