The Federal Government on Thursday amended the corruption charges filed against a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before a Federal High Court, Abuja.
The lead prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde, announced the amendment before Justice John Tsoho.
Fatunde, an ex-Director of Public Prosecution for the Federation, took over the case from the former prosecutor, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Philips last month.
She said the amendment to the charges was done under section 216 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
Fatunde said, “The prosecution intends to amend the charges against the defendant in this matter.
“And pursuant to that, the prosecution has filed an amended charge dated March 13, 2017.
“The amended charge was filed on the same day and served on the same day.”
The defence counsel led by Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) did not oppose the amendment of the charges.