CCT Adjourns CJN Onnoghen Trial to January 22

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has been adjourned to Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The CJN was arraigned before the Justice Umar Danladi-led CCT on charges bordering on failure to properly declare his asset to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Mr Onnoghen was represented at the tribunal on Monday, January 14, 2019 by over 70 lawyers, including 45 Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs) led by Mr Wole Olanipekun. Mr Olanipekun told the trial judge that the Chief Justice was not properly served as required by the laws of the land.   

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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