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CCT chair insists suspended CJN Onnoghen must appear in court, adjourns trial to February 13th


The trial of Nigeria’s suspended Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen has resumed at a special court for trying assets declaration cases in Abuja.

We can confirmed to you that the suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen is once more absent.

Defence Counsel Adegboyega Awomolo says the same petition against CJN Walter Onnoghen sent to Code of Conduct Tribunal has now been forwarded to NJC for investigation by the AGF. He is asking for an adjournment pending the outcome.

Awomolo says no harm would be done to all parties if case is adjourned until the outcome of the NJC. Prosecution Counsel Aliyu Umar agrees to the application.

Prosecutor Umar says;

“I have agreed that for the sake of Justice, this matter be adjourned to Thursday pending outcome of NJC meeting.”

Prosecutor Umar says;

“…But if on Thursday Onnoghen does not come to court, I will ask for the appropriate orders against him.” Examples, Bench Warrant of Arrest on Onnoghen.

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After tensed arguments and emotions between Defence Counsel Adegboyega Awomolo and CCT Chair Danladi Umar on whether to take applications or not, CCT adjourns to February 14th.

Both parties later apologised after a 30 minutes break.

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