Justice Sylvester Ngwuta 
I'm sure it's good to pronounce judgement on others, what about judging the judge. 

One of the 6 judges arrested by the federal government of Nigeria has been found guilty of 6counts charges which involves money laundering, having more than 2 official passport which against the 2015 act of the Nigerian immigration service.


The federal Government accused Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of having in his possession N35.3 million, $319,596.00, £25,915 sterling and €280 in his abuja residence. 

The 65years old justice of the supreme court was also charge of falsifying his passport statement, which saw a wrong date of birth for the purpose of acquiring another official passport. 


Though his case file is yet to be assigned to a judge for trial.

“That you Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, adult, ‘M’, 65 years, of No. 2 Yellow Houses, Supreme Court Quarters, off Shehu Shagari Way, Central District, Abuja, on or about the 8th day of October, 2016 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, retained in your possession the sum of N35,358,000.00 which sum forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended).


“Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, adult, ‘M’, 65 years, of No. 2 Yellow Houses, Supreme Court Quarters, off Shehu Shagari Way, Central District, Abuja, on or about the 8th day of October, 2016 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, retained in your possession the sum of three hundred and nineteen thousand five hundred and ninety-six United States of America dollars ($319,596.00) which sum forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended). 


“Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, adult, ‘M’, 65 years, of No. 2 Yellow Houses, Supreme Court Quarters, off Shehu Shagari Way, Central District, Abuja, on or about the 8th day of October, 2016 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, retained in your possession the sum of twenty-five thousand nine hundred and fifteen pounds sterling (GBP 25,915) which sum forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended). 


“Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, adult, ‘M’, 65 years, of No. 2 Yellow Houses, Supreme Court Quarters, off Shehu Shagari Way, Central District, Abuja, FCT, on 8th October 2016 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, had in your possession two valid diplomatic passports and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 10(1)(a) of the Immigration Act, 2015.”

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