Justice Ngwuta Destroyed Evidence–FG

By Ikenga Chronicles November 22, 2016

The Federal Government has on Monday, November 21 told a Federal High Court in Abuja how a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, tampered with evidence by destroying them. The prosecution counsel, Charles Adeogun disclosed this after Justice Ngwuta was arraigned before Justice John Tsoho on Monday.

Adeogun was responding to a bail application brought before the court by Ngwuta’s lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi. According to him, the Supreme Court Justice, destroyed the evidence the Federal Government intended to bring against him.

Recall that Justice Ngwuta was arrested by the Department of State Services in a night raid on October 7 over allegations of corrupt practices and professional misconduct. He was detained and later released alongside others on self-recognition.

In his submission, Adeogun, said he was objecting to the application because Mr. Ngwuta was capable of interfering with witnesses and concealing documents that could incriminate him.

He said: “Barely 20 minutes after he was granted administrative bail, one of the witnesses received a call from the defendant. During that call a number of instructions were given to the witness: ‘get rid of those cards. Go into my bathroom, in my residence where you will find three bags,’ those bags contained 27 million each; they were moved from the residence and
completely concealed.”

“That same witness came back to the house, removed three luxury cars and concealed them. Days before his residence was raided on October 8, the defendant had four valid passports.”

The prosecution counsel further told the court that the destruction of evidence forms part of the charges as stated in counts 3,10 to 16 of the charge against the defendant.

“My Lord it is in recognition to these offences committed when the administrative bail were granted, that we cautiously object to the application” Adeogun said.

Justice Tsoho judgement followed thus;

“I hold the offence as bailable. I hereby rule that the defendant be granted bail in the sum of N100 million in self – recognizance.”

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