CJN Onnoghen Court Case adjourned till 22 January

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The court case against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on charges of non declaration of assets has been adjourned.  

The hearing has been adjourned to January 22 following the absences of justice Walter Onnoghen in court.

The case had to be put off after the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Umar (SAN), stated that Onnoghen was not properly served with the charges and the summons as required by the law.

Olanipekun had earlier told the tribunal that he and other defense lawyers only appeared in court in protest against the jurisdiction of the tribunal.

He also said that, from the account given by the court official earlier in the proceedings, the CJN was not served with the charges and summons personally, but through his aides.

He then insisted that the law requires that the defendant be served personally.

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The Newsflagship recalls that there are had been various protest against the trial of the chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen on account of his declaration of asset by the code of conduct bureau CCB.

The opposition to the trial came from the South-South GOVERNORS FORUM, The Nigeria bar association NBA, The legal luminary, Mr Femi Falana among others.


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