Appeal Court reserves judgements on Onnoghen’s appeals against CCT

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday reserved judgements in the four appeals filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

Justice Stephen Adah, leading a three-man panel, told parties, after hearing their arguments, that they would be informed when judgements were ready.

The suspended CJN, in his first appeal, is challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to hear charges against him, being a serving judicial officer.

In the second appeal, Mr Onnoghen queried the propriety of the CCT’s ruling of January 14, 2019 in which it elected to hear all pending applications

In the third appeal, Onnoghen challenges the CCT ex-parte order directing him to vacate office as CJN and for President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an acting CJN.

The fourth appeal challenges the competence of the warrant of arrest issued against him by the Danladi Umar-led CCT.

But the arrest warrant, issued on February 13, was vacated by the CCT on February 15 when Onnoghen voluntarily submitted himself for trail at the CCT.