The arraignment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged infractions of the CJN’s assets declaration on Monday stalled judicial activities at the FCT High Court, Apo.
According to NAN, most courtrooms did not proceed with cases as earlier scheduled except the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Osun State.
Justice Onnoghen is being arraigned by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) following a petition on January 7, alleging non-declaration and false declaration of his assets between 2005 and 2016.
The petition lodged by Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARBDI), drew the CCB attention to what it called serious concerns bordering on flagrant violations of the law and constitution of Nigeria by the CJN.
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen is currently absent at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, as proceedings for his scheduled arraignment commences today.
Veloxnews reports that the CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar-led three-man tribunal entered the court at 10am and the case was called almost immediately.
After calling the case, the court official observed that Justice Onnoghen was not present in court.
He then notified the tribunal chairman of the development.