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The Federal Government has filed three counts of false declaration of assets against Delta-North Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The charges were filed by the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice.

Nwaoboshi is to be tried for allegedly making false assets declaration in his Form CCB1 submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by failing to declare three bank accounts he was said to have been maintaining with Sterling Bank since 2015.

A Principal State Counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Labaran Magaji, who signed the charges, said Nwaoboshi’s action was contrary to section 15(1) and (2) of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act and punishable under section 23(2) of the same Act.

The senator was recently referred to the DPPF’s office for prosecution by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property led by Okoi Obono-Obla.

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