A Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, has been slammed eight-count charge of false declaration of asset.
Justice Ngwuta who has also been facing fraud charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja was charged on Thursday April 20, by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, in Abuja.
He pleaded not guilty to the new charges.
However, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), who is the defendant lawyer, applied orally seek that the court should grant the accused bail based on self-recognisance after taking his plea.
The Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, Umar Muhammed, who serves as the leading counsel, did not go against the application.
Following the application for bail, the tribunal led by its Chairman, Danladi Umar, stamped the bail application and penned July 5 for commencement of the hearing.