Breaking: Former CJN Onnoghen finally bows to pressure, arrives CCT for trial

Breaking: Former CJN Onnoghen finally bows to pressure, arrives CCT for trial

Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended chief justice of Nigeria, has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for his trial.

The embattled CJN had failed to show up at the CCT since it commenced the trial.

Legit.ng had reported that the CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, on Wednesday, February 13, ordered Onnoghen's arrest over his refusal to honour its invitation.

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Umar issued the warrant to the Inspector General of Police to arrest Onnoghen and bring him to the tribunal unfailingly on Friday, February 15.

He also directed the director of the Department of State Services (DSS) to join in arresting the suspended CJN.

One of his lawyers had, however, told Channels Television that he was not arrested but decided to make himself available to the court.

Onnoghen is facing trial over alleged failure to declare some of his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a new investigative panel was constituted by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to continue deliberating on the preliminary assessment of an earlier panel in the petitions against Justice Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed.

The development was disclosed in a statement signed by the NJC’s director of information, Soji Oye.

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It was reported that the council met to receive the recommendation of the initial panel constituted to look into Onnoghen and Mohammed’s responses, and decided to probe further into the allegations against the two most senior justices.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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