A Federal High Court in Abuja, has ordered that the money recovered from the home of Supreme Court Judge, Justice SYLVESTER NGWUTA, be deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Justice JOHN TSOHO gave the order after admitting in evidence, nine bags and boxes containing the money.
The prosecuting counsel, OLUFEMI FATUNDE, led the fifth prosecution witness, JOHN OTAZE an operative of the Department of State Security to tender the bags and boxes in evidence.
OTAZI told the court that he led a team of DSS operatives to conduct a search on NGWUTA’s residence.
TSOHO adjourned the matter until May 26 for cross-examination of the witness.
NGWUTA, a judicial officer, is facing a 12-count bordering on money laundering, retention and concealment of various sums of money in local and foreign currencies.