Appeal Court dismisses Onnoghen’s motion to halt CCT trial

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed the motion filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, seeking for a stay of action in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Mr Onnoghen had on Tuesday filed a suit against the federal government over his suspension.

The suspended CJN, in his appeal, said he was not given a fair hearing by the CCT before the order to swear-in Justice Tanko Muhammad was issued.

He also questioned the powers of the CCT to do so.