President Muhammadu Buhari, has bared the immidiate past Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen from travelling out of Nigeria.
This is coming after Onnoghen was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April.
According to an internal report issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service, which was read out to PUNCH correspondent, by a top officer, stated that Onnoghen, his wife and daughter were attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana when they were accosted by immigration officers.
The report stated, “On November 11, 2019, retired Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana. He was in company with his wife, Nkoyo, and daughter.
“His passport, with number A50445233, was flagged because Justice Onnoghen’s name was on the watch list. The passport is currently in custody of the NIS.”
The immigration officer told our correspondent that the directive to seize Onnoghen’s passport came from the Presidency.
“Justice Onnoghen will have to meet with the Presidency to know why his passport was seized. We are only following instructions,” the officer said.
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