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BREAKING: CCT Delivers Quick Ruling On The Embattled CJN, Walter Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has adjourned the trial of Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, till February 13, 2019.

That is 72-hours to the February 16, Presidential election.

Recall, that Onnoghen is standing trial before the CCT, over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.

He was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, and replaced with Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, although in an Acting capacity.

At the resumed hearing on Monday, Danladi Umar, the CCT Chairman, insisted on Onnoghen’s presence, to take his plea during the trial.

The CCT thereafter, adjourned the trial till February 13, 2019, for hearing of the application, which insists that the suspended CJN must be present to take his plea, before any issues on preliminary objections on competence or jurisdiction of the CCT to hear the trial can be raised.

More later…

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