Second Prosecution Witness Testifies In Onnoghen’s Trial At CCT.
A former director in charge of political office at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr Awal Yakassi, has given his testimony in the alleged non-declaration of asset case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Mr Yakassi testified on behalf of the Federal Government as the second prosecution witness on Thursday during the resumed
The witness told the Tribunal that he cannot recall how many judicial officers were given asset declaration forms while he was in service. He also said he does not know if any member of the public can have access to anybody’s asset declaration form, or if it was only the chairman that can approve such. Yakassi was then handed exhibit one which was the petition written against Justice Onnoghen. He, however, said he had no knowledge of it. Asked if he was shown the petition on January 11, 2019, when he made a statement to the investigative officer of the bureau, he gave a negative response. The witness also said he was not shown the originals of exhibit 2 and 3, but his counsel said he should be shown.The documents were subsequently shown to him and the witness said it was only the photocopies that were shown to him. He told the Tribunal that he had no knowledge of the organization that wrote the petition.