- The National Industrial Court asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal to stop its trials of Walter Onnoghen
- The is the second time a restraining order has been issued to the CCT
- The chief justice of Nigeria is facing charges over alleged false asset declaration
The National Industrial Court has reinforced its restraining order on the Code of Conduct Tribunal asking it to stop the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen.
The Punch reports that the industrial court had restrained the CCT from proceeding with the trial of Onnoghen on January 15.
At the resumption of its hearing, the NIC renewed its restraining order.
Onnoghen is facing six charges of false assets declaration filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The reinforcement of the order “followed an exparte application moved by the claimant’s counsel, James Igwe (SAN) who said there was difficulty in serving the CCT Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, the court’s papers personally.”
Meanwhile, the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned leaders and governors from the south south region of the country over comments on the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Yekini Nabena also condemned threats the these leaders and governor following the arraignment of the CJN before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over false declaration of assets.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, January 20, Nabena said the attempt to give Justice Onnoghen's prosecution at the CCT an ethnic colouration is dangerous, unacceptable and totally misplaced.
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He also said that while Onnoghen has already confirmed the discrepancy in his asset declaration, leaders should allow the provisions of the law take its course on the matter.
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