Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, is currently being arraigned in Federal High Court Abuja by the DSS over corruption, money laundering.
A justice of the supreme court, Sylvester Ngwuta, who is one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on October 8, is currently at the federal high court, Abuja, over charges of money laundering levelled against him by the federal government.
According to TheCable News, the DSS claimed that it recovered huge deposits of foreign currencies from him, and the federal government through the office of the attorney-general, subsequently filed a 14-count charge of money laundering against the judge.
In the charge, Ngwuta was alleged to have possessed two diplomatic passports and multiple international passports, contrary to section 10 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act. He was yet to step into the dock as of the time of filing this report.
The supreme court judge, had maintained innocence, and accused the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of being behind his travails.
He alleged that Amaechi appealed to him to influence the ruling of the last governorship election in Rivers state in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).