CCT to deliver judgement in Onnoghen’s trial Thursday

Justice Walter Onnoghen

Judgement will be delivered on Thursday in the trial of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) said on Monday.

Onnoghen, who resigned as CJN on April 4, is facing six-count charge of non-declaration of assets.

CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, fixed Thursday for judgement after prosecution and defence counsels adopted their final written addresses.

Umar said the court will also, on Thursday, deliver two rulings earlier reserved on two applications by the defendants, first challenging the tribunal’s jurisdiction and the other asking the tribunal chairman to recuse himself from the case.