Onnoghen To Call CCB Director As Witness


The Code of Conduct Tribunal has resumed the hearing of Justice Walter Onnoghen’s trial for alleged non-declaration of assets.

The Code of Conduct Tribunal ( CCT ) has summoned a director at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mrs.Theresa Nwafor in relation to the ongoing trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The tribunal had, on March 29, 2019 rejected Onnoghen’s no-case submission and adjourned to April 1 for him to open his defence.

At the resumption of proceedings on Monday, Awomolo informed the tribunal that the defence intends to call between two and three witnesses. He requested that a witness, Miss Theresa Nwafor who work for the CCT should be subpoena to appear as a witness for the CJN.

Lead prosecution lawyer, Aliyu Umar did not object to Awomolo’s application, following which the tribunal Chairman granted Awomolo’s application and ordered that Mrs. Nwafor appear before the tribunal at 10am on April 3.

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