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Code of Conduct Tribunal fixes February 4 to resume suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s trial

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen

Following the Court of Appeal rejection of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s request to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the CCT has fixed a date to resume hearing in his alleged false asset declaration case.

The suspended CJN was charged by the federal government through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for allegedly not declaring some of his bank accounts.

Before now, Onnoghen had ignored the CCT hearing twice.

The Danladi Umar chaired CCT, following the Court of Appeal directive to proceed with Onnoghen’s trial said that the; “Conduct Tribunal Fixes 4th February for resumption of alleged Non-asset declaration trial against Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen.

“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on alleged non-declaration of asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019.

“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of trial of the case captioned; Application for resumption of trial of the case of FRN V. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel case No: CCT/ABJ/01/19, addressed to Hon. Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, dated 30th January, 2019, jointly signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq).

“The request reads in part; “The above subject refers. This case came up for hearing of preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal on the 28th of January, 2019 but the Tribunal could not proceed due to the pendency of the case at the Court of Appeal,” the statement said, quoting the request from the Code of Conduct Bureau.

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