The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, entered the dock to answer to the charges of non-declaration of charges instituted against him.
His lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN), announced the presence of Onnoghen shortly after the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar led two other members to the courtroom at about 10.34am.
Onnoghen entered the dock at about 10.37am after Uche told the tribunal of his presence.
He was offered a seat following an instruction by the tribunal chairman but he chose to remain standing.
He remained standing with a smiling face while the prosecution and defence legal teams announced their appearance.
He wore transparent glasses with black frame.
Friday was the first time he made a public appearance since January 25 when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended him.
He voluntarily arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal at about 9.40am on Friday following Wednesday’s order by the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, for his arrest.
Onnoghen who arrived in his official vehicle with tinted glass and covered numbered plates did not step out of the car until about 10.19am.
He entered the courtroom and was seated with two of his lawyers on each of his side.
He was decked in a suit with an inner shirt and a yellow tie.
The three members of the tribunal arrived to begin sitting at about 10.34 am.
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