Industrial Court renews order stopping CCT from forcing Onnoghen out

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The National Industrial Court has restated its order restraining the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

Mr Onnoghen is facing six charges of false assets declaration filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The court had earlier on January 15 restrained the CCT from proceeding with the trial before adjourning till January 22 for the hearing of motion on notice.

At the resumed sitting on Monday, the court renewed its restraining order against the tribunal.

The reinforcement of the order followed an exparte application moved by the claimant’s counsel, James Igwe, who said there was difficulty in serving the court’s papers personally to the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar.

The only defendant at the hearing on Monday was the National Judicial Council represented by Garba Tetengi.