Arraignment of CJN stalls judicial activities at FCT High court, Apo

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Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen

By Alexandra Oladipo

 

Abuja   –    The arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged infractions of the CJN’s assets declaration on Monday stalled judicial activities at the FCT High Court, Apo.

Most court rooms did not proceed with cases as earlier scheduled except the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Osun State.

Justice Onnoghen is being arraigned by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) following a petition on January 7, alleging non declaration and false declaration of his assets between 2005 and 2016.

The petition lodged by Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARBDI), drew the CCB attention to what it called serious concerns bordering on flagrant violations of the law and constitution of Nigeria by the CJN.

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