CCT Rejects Orders Stopping CJN Onnoghen’s Trial Adjourns Case to 28 Jan.


In a split decision of two members to one, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has rejected the request by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen to adjourn indefinitely.

The tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar and the third member of the three-member panel, Julie Anabor refused the CJN’s application for indefinite adjournment and said the orders by High Courts were not binding on the CCT.

The second member, William Agwadza Atedze in a dissenting opinion, agreed with the CJN that the orders by the High Courts and the appeal before the Court of Appeal, it was necessary for the CCT to adjourn indefinitely pending when the issue of jurisdiction was resolved.

Consequently, the CCT adjourned Charge to Monday, 28 January 2019 for Hearing of Defendant’s Preliminary Objection.

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