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CCT adjourns proceedings against CJN, Walter Onnoghen, till January 22

The Danladi Umar-led three-man Code of Conduct Tribunal has 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, Aliyu Umar, conceded that Onnoghen was improperly served with the charges and the summons as required by the law and requested the three-man tribunal led by Danladi Umar to direct a fresh service on the CJN.

Meanwhile Onnoghen was absent from today’s proceedings and the defence team led by Wole Olanipekun, said the CJN needed not to be present, having filed a motion to challenge the tribunal’s jurisdiction.

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