CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial indefinitely
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, indefinitely.
At the resumed sitting on Monday, the Danladi-Umar led tribunal adjourned the proceedings pending the determination of a case at the Court of Appeal.
“In view of the Court of Appeal order for stay of proceedings and out of respect for the Court of Appeal, the tribunal hereby adjourn this matter sine-die (indefinitely) pending the determination of the Appeal before the Court of Appeal”, Umar ruled.
The defence, led by a senior advocate of Nigeria, Kanu Agabi, did not object to the pleas of the prosecution for adjournment.
However, he pleaded with the Justice Umar to ask the tribunal clerks to release the records of the court to the parties involved. He said has been asking for them since January 23, 2019.
Justice Williams Atanze was absent at the proceedings that commenced with two out of the three judges at the Tribunal in attendance.
The chairman of the CCT, Justice Umar, and Justice Julie Enabor issued the ex-parte order President Muhammadu Buhari cited in the suspension of Justice Onnoghen.
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