The ongoing trial of the embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen has been adjourned till Monday for more hearing on the declaration of non-assets.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal spokesman, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, made this known in a statement issued today.
He explained that it was as a result of the appeal court ruling on the matter after pleas by Onnoghen to halt his trial fell on deaf ears.
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) which filed a six-count charge against the suspended CJN had asked the court to grant its prayer for the trial to continue and the court did.
“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on the alleged non-declaration of the asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal, is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019,” he said.
“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of the trial of the case captioned; Application for the resumption of the trial of the case of FRN V. Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter Samuel case No: CCT/ABJ/01/19 addressed to Hon. Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, dated 30th January 2019, jointly signed by Musa Ibrahim Usman (Esq) and Fatima Danjuma Ali (Esq).
“However, in the wake of this afternoon, 30th January 2019 the Court of Appeal has thrown out the appeal.
“Consequently on the above, we urge the Honourable Tribunal to give us a date for resumption of the trial subject to the convenience of the Tribunal, Most obliged my Lord.”