• Justice Ngwuta earns N24m annually, spent N500m in 10 months – AGF

    Justice Ngwuta earns N24m annually, spent N500m in 10 months – AGF

    The Federal Government on Wednesday said investigations had revealed that a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, spent over N500m between January and October 2016 despite his total annual legitimate income, including his allowances being N24m.

    This was contained in a document prepared by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Philips, summarising the case of the prosecution against the Justice of the Supreme Court, who was on November 21, 2016, arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

    During his arraignment, […]

  • Justice Ngwuta pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    Justice Ngwuta pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    Justice Sylvester Ngwuta  of the Supreme Court, who is currently standing trial for alleged money laundering,  has pleaded not guilty to the 15-count charge of money laundering, breach of professional ethics and forgery brought against him by the federal government.

    When the charges were read to him, Ngwuta told the court that he was not guilty of all the counts.

    Prosecution counsel, Mr Adeogun Philips rejected an attempt by Ngwuta’s lawyer to ask for bail, he said he had just been served and would need a […]

  • More trouble for Justice Ngwuta as FG increases charges to 14 counts

    More trouble for Justice Ngwuta as FG increases charges to 14 counts

    It is more trouble for Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, as the Federal Government, yesterday, expanded corruption charges against him from nine to 14. Government, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, entered the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/C/232, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    Ngwuta was in the charge signed by a Principal State Counsel, Hajara H. Yusuf, alleged to have among other offences, stashed foreign currencies […]

  • Onu replies Justice Ngwuta: I’ve no hand in your travails

    Onu replies Justice Ngwuta: I’ve no hand in your travails

    Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu yesterday reacted to the allegation by one of the two embattled Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta in his petition addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader approached him to pervert justice in the 2015 Ebonyi State governorship election appeal.

    The former Abia State governor, who hails from the same part of Ebonyi with Ngwuta […]