From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court was, on Thursday, arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by the Federal Government on an amended eight count charge of alleged false declaration of assets.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to all the counts and was granted bail on self recognisance.
He was specifically alleged have failed to declare 28 plots of land to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) between June 2, 2011 and July 19, 2016.
In a eight amended count charge filed before the Code of conduct Tribunal, the Federal government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) further alleged that Justice Ngwuta, also engaged in the purchase and sale of rice, palm oil and other related products, while being a justice of the Supreme Court, within the same period.
The Director of Public Prosecution(DPP), Umar Muhammed, said in addition to the plots of lands and acts of buying and selling, Justice Ngwuta also own five cars which he allegedly kept away from the CCB.