Trial

BREAKING: Onnoghen Rejects CCT’s Judgement, Heads to Appeal Court

Justice Walter Onnoghen has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted him of six counts of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the Federal Government. Shortly after the judgement delivered on Thursday, the judge filed a notice of appeal at the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the ruling of the Tribunal. In the notice, a copy of which was sent to Channels Television, the “Federal Government of Nigeria” was listed as the only respondent. Part of it read, “Take notice that the appellant herein, Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel being dissatisfied with the rulings/judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Coram Danladi [Read]

Tribunal Adjourns CJN Onnoghen’s Case Till January 22 [READ MORE]

  The Danladi Umar – led three-man Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings involving the charges of non – declaration of assets preferred against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, till January 22. Umar ruled that the tribunal would hear Onnoghen’s motion challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal at the next proceedings. The tribunal adjourned the case after the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN ), conceded that Onnoghen was improperly served with the charges and the summons . Umar conceded that the CJN was not personally served with the charges and the court’s summons, as required by the law. He, therefore, requested the three [Read]