President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly barred the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, from travelling out of the country.
Punch reports that the move may be part of a fresh probe into Onnoghen’s affairs after he was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in April, 2019.
An internal report issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service, 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.