Appeal Court orders CCT to suspend Onnoghen’s trial

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Thursday, barred the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with hearing in the false assets declaration filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

The appellate court ordered the Danladi Umar-led tribunal to temporarily hands-off the matter till January 30, a date it fixed to deliver ruling on an appeal Mr Onnoghen lodged before it.

A three-man panel of Justices of the appellate court led by Justice Abdul Aboki, gave the order after it listened to Onnoghen’s counsel and that of FG, regarding what transpired at the tribunal last Tuesday.

“Ruling on this appeal is hereby adjourned till January 30, meanwhile the tribunal should suspend the proceeding before it pending the ruling”, Justice Aboki held.