The Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was given a request by the Attorney
General Of The Federation (AGF) to freeze five bank accounts having a place with the Chief Justice Of Nigeria.
The Code of Conduct Bureau, accused Justice Onnoghen of failing to declare the accounts, in the charge it filed against the CJN before the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) for which he was to be arraigned on January 14
A letter, written on the official letter head of the AGF and signed by Abiodun Aikomo, dated January 14, 2019, which was received same date at the office of the Director of NFIU, the AGF directed that the accounts be frozen pending the conclusion of the charge before the CCT.
It reads "I am directed by Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to request that you, pursuant to Executive Order 6 of 2018, forthwith restrict normal banking operations on certain accounts belonging to Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT/ABJ/1/19 – Federal Republic of Nigeria v Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel.
“These accounts are: Account number 5001062683 (euro) Standard Chartered Bank; 5001062683 (pounds); 0001062650 (dollar); 0010626667 (naira), and 5001062683 (naira).