CCT to resume Onnoghen’s trial February 4

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed February 4 for the resumption of proceedings in the case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

Mr Onnoghen is facing charges of alleged non-disclosure of assets filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The Court of Appeal in Abuja had on Wednesday quashed Onnoghen’s motion for stay of proceedings at the CCT.

Spokesperson of the CCT, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said in a statement on Thursday that the tribunal has decided to resume proceedings in the case upon request by the CCB.

“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the application by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, the Code of Conduct Tribunal hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019.

“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of trial of the case captioned; Application for resumption of trial of the case of FRN V. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel case No: CCT/ABJ/01/19, addressed to Hon. Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, dated 30th January, 2019, jointly signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq),” the statement read.

The CCT on January 28 adjourned proceedings indefinitely in the case to await the ruling of the Court of Appeal.