The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed February 4, 2019 to continue hearing in the case of alleged non-declaration of assets brought against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
This is in response to Wednesday’s the Court of Appeal ruling that gave the tribunal the go-ahead to proceed with the hearing after refusing a request by Mr Onnoghen for the trial to be suspended.
The tribunal said its decision to continue the case followed a request by the CCB.
The CCT statement reads:
“Following Court of Appeal ruling yesterday on the trial against Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Onnoghen Nkanu Walter, on alleged non-declaration of asset before Code of Conduct Tribunal is hereby fixed for Monday, 4th of February, 2019.
“The decision was reached today sequel to a correspondent from Code of Conduct Bureau, applying for the resumption of trial of the case captioned; Application for resumption of 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).
“The request reads in part; “The above subject refers. This case came up for hearing of preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal on the 28th of January, 2019 but the Tribunal could not proceed due to the pendency of the case at the Court of Appeal,”
Onnoghen who is facing charges for allegedly omitting details of his domiciliary accounts in one of two forms submitted to the CCB in 2016, among other offences, has failed to appear at the two hearing sessions when the matter was called at the CCT.