One FG's SAN faces 30 SANS for CJN Walter Onnoghen's trial

One FG's SAN faces 30 SANS for CJN Walter Onnoghen's trial

The arraignment of the chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, had about 30 senior advocates of Nigeria in defence of the former, while the federal government's prosecution team had only one SAN.

Punch reports that apart from the 30 SANs that comprised the defence team, the defence team also had about 100 other junior lawyers, while the prosecution team had four other junior counsels.

Legit.ng gathers that Onnoghen was absent during his arraignment on Monday, January 14. He was charged on six counts of non-declaration of assets.

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The defence team was led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN). Apart from Olanipekun, some of the SANs that appeared for the CJN included Chief Kanu Agabi, Chief Chris Uche, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, Victoria Agabi, Sebastine Hon, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Kehinde Ogunwumiju, Garba Tetengi AT Kehinde, and Effiong Offiong.

Others included Yusuf Ali, Sylva Ogwemoh, Paul Erokoro, Tawo, among others.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that hundreds of lawyers and journalists gathered at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Jabi, Abuja as the Chief of Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, was expected to appear before the tribunal on Monday, January 14.

Onnoghen was accused of failing to declare some of his assets while declaring them at the Code of Conduct Bureau.

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Source: Legit.ng

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