Onnoghen submits self to CCT for trial, granted bail

Posted by News Express | 15 February 2019 | 1,303 times

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•Suspended CJN Onnoghen (L) in court on Friday, listening as one of his lawyers speaks

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the case of non-declaration of assets involving the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen, till March 11, 2019.

Prior to the adjournment of the case, Onnoghen was granted bail on self-recognition

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

Consequently, on February 13, the CCT Chairman Danladi Umar ordered his arrest.

Umar issued the warrant to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest Onnoghen and bring him to the tribunal unfailingly today, Friday, February 15, 2019.

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

One of his lawyers, however, told Channels Television that he was not arrested but decide 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.

•Based on reports by Channels TV.

Source: News Express

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