Code of Conduct Tribunal Adjourns CJN Onnoghen’s Trial Indefinitely

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Monday indefinitely adjourned sitting over the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The adjournment was announced by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar following a stay of prosecution order by the Court Appeal in Abuja.

Justice Onnoghen’s lead counsel and former minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi told the tribunal that a stay of prosecution of Justice Walter Onnoghen has been ordered by the Court of Appeal.

He added that if the tribunal goes ahead with hearing the substantive case against Onnoghen, it would amount to contempt of a superior court of competent jurisdiction.

“My Lord, a stay of prosecution by the Appeal Court has been filed at the CCT, and this means if the case proceeds against Justice Onnoghen, it would amount to contempt of the superior court,” Agabi averred.

The tribunal chairman, while acknowledging the stay of prosecution order, adjourned the case sine die.

Justice Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari from office last week over unaccounted domiciliary accounts with various hard currencies running into millions.

Justice Mohammed Bello Tanko was promptly appointed by the President in acting capacity.

By Samson Atekojo Usman, Daily Post

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