Breaking: Justice Ngwuta Cleared Of All Charges

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court was today set free from his trial on corruption charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja by Justice John Tsoho.

In his ruling, Justice Tsoho leaned on the Court of Appeal decision in the case of Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court and stated that the prosecution in the Justice Ngwuta case failed to adjust with the condition precedent before bringing charges against a judicial officer.

Justice Tsoho revealed that, as was the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Justice Nganjiwa case, all charges against a judicial officer, with the exception of murder, arson, and the likes, must first be submitted for close examination by the National Judicial Council (NJC) before the affected judicial officer is taken before the regular court for trial.

He added that none of the offenses in the 13-count charge against Justice Ngwuta fall in the category on the offenses on which the Court of Appeal want a judicial officer may be prosecuted with first clearing with the NJC.

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