CCT chair insists suspended CJN Onnoghen must appear in court, adjourns trial to Feb 13
The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday suffered a set back as the CJN for the third time failed to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
At the proceedings that did not last more than 30 minutes, the Chairman of the Tribunal Danladi Umar insisted that the suspended CJN must be present to take his own pleas.
The defence team led by led by Chief Adegboyega Awomol had urged the court to allow the National Judicial Council reach a resolution around the suspension of the CJN and the emergence of a new acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed.
The tribunal thereafter adjourned to February 13 for hearing of application.
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