The Federal government this morning arraigned Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged money laundering and breaches relating to his passports.
Justice Ngwata was arraigned on 16-count charge by the Department of Department of State Service. Justice Ngwuta whose home was raided by DSS operatives on October 8th, is alleged to have retained in his possession the sum of N35.358 million contrary to the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended).
He is also alleged that the he also retained in his possession the sum of $319,596.00 and £25, 915 all of which according to the prosecutors formed part of the proceeds of unlawful act contrary to the Money Laundering Act. DSS operatives also alleged that Justice Ngwuta during investigation, ordered his relative to remove exotic cars from his Ebonyi home during investigation. When the charges were read before him, he pleaded not guilty to all of them. The court will later rule for his bail application.