Court decides Onnoghen’s fate today

NJC recommends immediate compulsory retirement of Onnoghen

The trial of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen would finally be laid to rest today (Thursday) as the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is set to deliver judgement.

The three-member panel, led by Danladi Umar, on Monday, fixed the date for judgment after the prosecution led by Aliyu Umar (SAN), and the defence, led by Okon Efut, adopted their final addresses.

Onnoghen who is facing charges of false and non asset declaration tendered his resignation two weeks ago after filing two applications.

One of the applications is challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear the case.

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The other application is asking the CCT chairman to disqualify himself from further presiding over the case for his alleged bias.

Onnoghen was arraigned on a six counts charge by the Federal Government in June last year while alleging that the CJN breached the code of conduct for public officers in the country.

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